STUDENTS and staff at Inglewood Primary School have started their school year exploring a new $3.5m double-storey addition.
The state-of-the-art classroom block overlooks the school oval and includes six classrooms, an activity room, teacher meeting room, storage and student toilets.
The development is in addition to a new science laboratory, with Inglewood one of 100 public primary schools selected for have an existing classroom converted into a lab.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the facilities were an exciting addition to the historic school, which has been operating since 1914.
“I’m thrilled that these modern classrooms and the science laboratory are inspiring students and giving them greater opportunities to extend their learning experiences,” she said.
Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said the new facilities would help arm students with skills for the future.
“The new classroom block reflects the passion of the school community who lobbied harm for the building in its current form,” she said.
“The building is an outstanding addition to Inglewood and it will be exciting to see the new science lab opened soon as well.”