The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Martin Whelton will cut the ribbon on a new building at one of Merton’s special schools, Cricket Green, next Monday 6 October.
The new building represents an investment of £610, 000 for the school, and features a dance and drama studio and two new classrooms to create space for 15 more pupils on the school roll.
The classrooms will be used for years 10 and 11 and feature small study rooms where group project work can take place. The new dance and drama studio will be enjoyed by pupils at all ages and will be the home to a new after school dance club, allowing students to explore new learning opportunities and keep healthy at the same time.
Celia Dawson, headteacher of Cricket Green School says: “We’re really excited to have these new classrooms and studio available to our pupils. They’ll provide some fantastic opportunities for extra curricular learning and enjoyment. “
Councillor Debbie Shears, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, says: “Merton Council is very proud to fund these facilities at Cricket Green School and put the pupils first. This is yet another example of the council’s commitment to make sure students in the borough have access to high standard schools which will allow them to achieve more in their studies.”
Teachers, Merton Council staff and a total of 135 students will attend the official opening, which was completely planned by the students of Cricket Green. The Mayor will cut a cake and the students will be singing during the opening.