New chapter for caretaker’s house

Opening of the newlearning suite at Lightcliffe CE Primary school.'Pictured are school councillor William Davies, 11 with former head teacher Norman Lister and Molly Lister
Opening of the newlearning suite at Lightcliffe CE Primary school.'Pictured are school councillor William Davies, 11 with former head teacher Norman Lister and Molly Lister

PUPILS will be brushing up on new skills, thanks to their school’s former caretaker’s house being converted into a new learning centre.

Lightcliffe CE School now has a refurbished library based upstairs and joins onto an updated ICT suite.

Two further rooms will be used for group work with one adjoining a kitchen where cooking lessons will be taught.

Headteacher Charles Woodbridge said the completion of the Norman Lister Wing was a great addition to the school.

“It’s great to see the library finally completed. Despite the floods in January we were still able to finish on time thanks to the help of our architects AEDAS,” he said.

“The school’s parents, friends and staff association have also been a massive help with their fundraising efforts.

“It’s a fantastic to know that this will be used for the next 40 years.”

The centre has been named after the late Norman Lister who was headteacher for over 20 years.

His wife Molly helped open the facilities.

“It’s absolutely wonderful and I think Norman would have approved of having a library here,” she said.

“It’s lovely to come back and see the school.”