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MP sees Hunstanton school's £1 million revamp




An MP has been seeing the results of ongoing redevelopment work at a West Norfolk secondary school.

Around £1 million has been spent on the project to improve facilities at the Smithdon High School in Hunstanton.

And the North West Norfolk MP, James Wild has now been to the Downs Road site to see the work for himself.

North West Norfolk MP James Wild, centre, with Smithdon High School head John Hirst, left, and Andy Johnson, executive head of the school's sponsor, the West Norfolk Academies Trust (38461142)
North West Norfolk MP James Wild, centre, with Smithdon High School head John Hirst, left, and Andy Johnson, executive head of the school's sponsor, the West Norfolk Academies Trust (38461142)

He said: “It was a pleasure to visit Smithdon High School and hear about the progress the pupils are making academically and through extra-curricular activities to realise their potential.

“Education is key to opportunity and the school’s ethos is all about giving young people chances to learn and develop and be successful.

"Now we can look forward to schools reopening fully in September and young people learning once again.”

School leaders hope the visit, which took place on Friday, will encourage Mr Wild to help them make the case to government for more significant investment in and development of the site.

Headteacher John Hirst said: "We are all committed to ensuring every student at our school has the best education possible.

“We can’t wait to have people come and see all the improvements we’ve made. In October we’re planning open activities, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors then, so they can be like Mr Wild and see all the good work we’re doing.”



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