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Arson-hit Mexborough school celebrates new classroom

Children and staff at Windhill Primary School celebrate as they return to their newly refurbished classroom which was damaged in an arson attack.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1345LM

Children and staff at Windhill Primary School celebrate as they return to their newly refurbished classroom which was damaged in an arson attack. Picture: Liz Mockler D1345LM

PUPILS at a Mexborough school that was torched seven months ago now have cause to celebrate.

This week, a new reception classroom was officially opened at Windhill Primary School, with an additional covered outdoor play area.

The arson attack on the school left extensive smoke damage to the reception classroom, along with cracked windows, and materials including pupils’ work were lost.

But the community rallied round and school staff worked through the night to ensure the school stayed open.

The chief executive of Doncaster Council, Jo Miller, stopped by to open the newly refurbished block with attractive decor, lighting and furniture including interactive white boards.

Headteacher Jeanette Guy said: “We are still recovering from the fire, for example, we have discovered we need new nativity costumes.

“Mexborough Army Cadets raised £800 by holding a fundraiser for us, and in return we have helped with their Christmas boxes for soldiers serving in Afghanistan. I’d like to say a really big thank you to all the parents who supported us so well.”

 

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