Staff and students at Trewidland Primary and Preschool celebrated the opening of their long awaited new car park by holding a special harvest festival assembly, followed by a grand ‘cutting of the ribbon’, declaring the car park officially open by Liskeard Town Mayor Christine Whitty.

The school has been desperately in need of a larger car park for many years and after lots of hard work and effort from all involved the scheme has finally been realised.  The project involved several local businesses; it was managed by Ray Clarke of Project Design Consultancy in St Neot and the works were undertaken by DJW Build Ltd from Pensilva and Topan Fencing from Doublebois.

Special thanks go to SMART (South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust), for helping to back the project and all of the local residents of Trewidland village who have been very supportive of our new car park.

The school operates a non-official one way system during school drop off and pick up times and this actually has worked very effectively for many years and whilst this remains the schools’ suggestion to parents, the car park will help during times of high numbers of people coming to the school such as for sports days, parents evenings, shows etc.

In addition, the celebrations were also highlighting the new superfast broadband, which the school has also gained through the summer holidays as well as the new car park, and both will be invaluable assets to the school.

Trewidland hope to be able to entice newcomers to the school, who may have previously been out off by too few parking spaces.  The school has a wonderful preschool and toddler group and are promoting their excellent outdoor learning space by holding upcoming open days over this academic year.  The Wild Tribe curriculum is used across many aspects of the school, and staff love that the children get to experience the environment, and are particularly lucky to be located in such a stunning spot, on the edge of the Looe Valley overlooking some breathtaking scenery.

Written by Rebecca Morley – Vice –Chair of Governors at Trewidland Primary and Preschool