Olympic hero Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards opened Cinderford's St White's Primary School after its £6million rebuild. The old School was in poor condition and split across two sites, with a main road through the middle. The new School incorporates a modern, yet multifunctional, design to enhance space and learning as much as possible.

The School was joined by Olympic legend Eddie ‘the eagle’ Edwards, E G Carter & Co Ltd, Roberts Limbrick Architects, Gloucestershire County Council and parents. As the ribbon was cut the children cheered and welcomed the guests into the School for a tour and refreshments.

Teresa Cross, Head Teacher at St White’s said: We've all been really looking forward to this day. It gives everyone who has been involved with this incredible venture, a chance to celebrate and marvel at the sheer joy this stunning building is bringing to everyone who uses it. It also gives us the opportunity to thank everyone for the part they have played in its completion."

Eddie stayed for the duration of the event and presented medals to pupils who are taking part in a 'Race for Life' event.

Councillor Paul McLain, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at the Council, said: "I'm really pleased that we've been able to put this money into the new building for St. White's School. This £6million investment will mean that pupils can benefit from the latest facilities and ensure that they reach their potential.

It has been a really exciting time for pupils and staff here at the school since they moved from their old building in March. I hope that the pupils and staff enjoy their new school building, and can make some happy new memories there."

Steve Grindle, a local farmer, donated the land and explained that this had been a dream 20 years in the making after attending the School himself when he was a child. Steve said “Finally the dream has become a reality and the reality is even better than the dream”

The result is stunning - pupils now have an amazing, all-mod-con, School at their disposal which looks brilliant.

Link to project details: https://www.egcarter.co.uk/projects/st-whites-primary-school​