A school was able to show the MP for Harborough, Sir Edward Garnier how it had progressed since securing funding from the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund.
Meadowdale Primary school in Harborough was congratulated earlier in the year for securing the funding and was pleased with how it had come along when he visited the school last week.
The school is using the money to begin work on a new sports hall which will significantly enhance it’s current sporting facilities.
As well as visiting pupils and teachers in the classrooms, Sir Edward also met the school’s head teacher Kerry Rodger, the school’s site manager Andrew Blyth, school governor David Scott and the school’s business manager Victoria Scranage and other members of staff.
Sir Edward said: “I remember coming to Meadowdale when it first opened well over ten years ago. It was a good school then but it is an even better one now and can only improve with the addition of the sports hall.
“The children will both enjoy and make good use of it and will do better in class as a result.”
Sir Edward was accompanied on the day by Cllr Frankie Bell, a school parent and supply teacher.
She said: “After an enjoyable visit to the school, it is clear to see that the prospect of the new sports hall makes for an exciting time for the staff, parents and children at Meadowdale.
“Local support from the wider community for this development is hugely welcome.
“It will create a fantastic opportunity for this expanding school and an excellent addition to the district’s sports facilities.”