Lower school launches fundraising campaign for new classroom

Firs Lower School, Ampthill, launch Firs Fund It
Firs Lower School, Ampthill, launch Firs Fund It

A school in Ampthill has launched a fundraising campaign to replace a classroom.

The Firs Lower School unveiled Firs Fund It, which aims to raise the money for the much-needed new facility, ahead of their busy week of Christmas carol concerts,

Year 3 children greatly need the additional space and new toilet facilities they will gain by replacing the existing temporary classroom that is fast deteriorating and has run well past its lifespan.

Headteacher Adam Campbell said: “We have a long and proud tradition here, of working together in our school community to help generate the funds for key projects and our efforts in the past have successfully delivered a purpose-built facility for our after school club, a 30-place ICT suite and an outside classroom.

“We are all very excited now at the prospect of working together to ensure our children have the fantastic new learning environment they deserve.”

Acting as both bid and project partners, Cube Building Consultancy, in Flitwick, provided design drawings for the parents and children to view.

Jim Mallams of Cube talked to those assembled about the design process and the room’s hoped for features. He said: “Cube will do everything we can to support this appeal and we hope that this time next year, we will all be here to see it realised.”

The school has already managed to secure £80,000 and this campaign aims to raise a further £50,000.

Central Bedfordshire Council granted planning permission in January 2014 and if the school’s fundraising appeal hits its target, work could start in 2016.