Bishop of Thetford opens new hall at Morley Primary School, near Wymondham

Pupils at a rural primary school sang, danced and performed their own rap to celebrate the opening of their new school hall today.

The Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Rev Alan Winton, officially opened the new building at Morley Primary School, near Wymondham, following the fundraising efforts of governors and parents.

The new hall means that pupils can enjoy meal times all together in one place and all parents can sit in on school productions and assemblies.

The celebration comes after the Church of England school received �600,000 from the Diocese of Norwich to create the school hall on the site's former staff car park, with the remaining 10pc being raised by governors and parents.

The voluntary-controlled school is set for more work this year after it was confirmed that the diocese had awarded a further �500,000 to replace two mobile classrooms with a new extension and to remodel the existing school building at Morley St Botolph.

The bishop said the 'wonderful' hall was a symbol of hope for the future.

Lisa Blowfield, headteacher of Morley Primary, said the new building would make a big difference in getting the community more involved in school life.

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