Fylde MP visits new school development at AKS

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AKS was delighted to welcome Mark Menzies, the MP for Fylde, to the site of its new Junior School on Friday 21st June.

The Blackpool based building contractor F. Parkinson conducted a walk round the new school building with the MP, who is also a local resident, Jerry Wooding OBE, the Chair of Governors at the school, and a number of junior school teachers.

Jim Keefe, the Headmaster at AKS, accompanied the MP on his tour, and provided him with an insight into the development of thenew junior school, which will be fully operational in September.

Jim Keefe said: “It was an honour to show off our new junior school building to Mark Menzies MP, and share our vision for the future with him. My colleagues and I are looking forward to opening the doors to our nursery, infant and junior pupils on 4th September.

“This fantastic building will give our youngest pupils the best possible environment in which to achieve their full potential in all areas of school life.

“We do hope that Mr Menzies will visit AKS again after September when the junior school is up and running so he can see our teachers and pupils in action.”

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “I was delighted to come to AKS to see the exciting new development of the junior school taking place.

“This type of investment in education in Fylde is always welcome and I congratulate the team at AKS on the work they have done to ensure the school keeps moving forward. From speaking to the developers I know hundreds of people have worked on this project with more than 80 workmen on site while we were being shown around.

“I was also pleased to hear that 80 per cent of those workers – including a number of new apprentices – were from the FY area. Schemes like this provide vital employment opportunities, so while it is great news for the school it is also good news for those working in the construction industry locally.

“I know the school has some exciting plans for the future so look forward to seeing it develop further over the coming months and years.”

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