West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower opens the newly-refurbished kitchen area. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A new multi-space kitchen and learning area is making classes all the more enjoyable at Sandringham and West Newton School. 

A tired and unloved part of the building has been transformed  thanks to donations from parents and local businesses plus a £3,000 grant from Mars Food UK Ltd in King’s Lynn.

The work has created a new, inspiring place to learn and the chance to form a cooking club.

Headteacher Jane Gardener said the school would like to thank all involved.

She said Jenny May, chairman of the Parent Teachers’ Association, and Donna Easter had worked “tirelessly to bring the project together, spending a huge chunk of the summer holidays in school working on the project with everything from planning to decorating”.

“Children are very much enjoying the new space for learning. The new cookery club has been a huge success and is subscribed five times over,” she said.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to open the new area by West Norfolk Mayor, Carol Bower, who spent time chatting to pupils about her role.

Mrs Gardener added: “Carol said how impressed she was with the tremendous effort of all involved who have transformed the school, to the benefit of all the children and staff.”

Roger Wood, chairman of the governors, said they were delighted with the finished rooms. He said the governors were grateful to everyone and he praised the “wonderful parents”.

D and E Builders were also thanked.