Michael Fabricant today opened a £150,000 development which includes a new
classroom and other facilities at Holly Grove Primary School in Chase
Terrace, Burntwood. He also met the ‘Holly Tots’ – nursery school children
who are based at the School meeting the needs of working parents. Holly
Grove and The Willows School in Lichfield – which Michael recently visited –
are the first schools in Staffordshire to offer nursery care in this way.
But first, Michael Fabricant and Mrs Jenny Hawkins, Staffordshire’s Director
of Education, answered questions from each of the years at the School.
"I was asked a wide range of questions including about where I worked and
why I became an MP. I was also asked about what I am going to do about dog
poo on our streets and more facilities for young people in Burntwood" says
Michael. "It was fascinating visiting the School and seeing the dedication
of the staff and the attentiveness and good behaviour of the children.
They clearly get a good start in life at Holly Grove and it is very
encouraging to see them as our nation’s future".
Headteacher, Mrs Julia Jones, says "I was delighted that Jenny Hawkins and
Michael Fabricant were able to attend and open our new facilities. Both
were instrumental in providing the much needed funds, £150,000, for our new
classroom and other facilities".
The unveiling of the wall plaque by Jenny Hawkins and
Michael Fabricant. Adults from left to right:- Cllr Ron Bradbury
(Chairman of Burntwood Town Council), Andrew Howship (Chairman of the School
Governors), Mrs Julia Jones (Headteacher), Michael Fabricant, Revd Duncan
Leake (School Chaplain), Mrs Kath Bradbury