MP Julian Huppert visited Cambridge’s Bewick Bridge Community Primary School today (Friday, February 6) as staff wait to hear whether their bid for government money for crucial repair work has been successful.
Julian has backed the school’s plans to upgrade their facilities as part of the Liberal Democrat-led £2 billion Priority Schools Building Programme.
The programme is designed to invest in those schools across the country suffering from wear and tear and a decision is expected next week.
Julian, who was invited to the school at Fulbourn Old Drift to present achievement awards to pupils, said: “The youngsters at Bewick Bridge Community Primary School have done extremely well and I was delighted to be invited to present their awards.
“But the school is in need of repair and it has made a clear case to the government as to where money needs to be spent to improve facilities for the children and staff.
“It is so important that we have decent classrooms and other school buildings if our children are to succeed and reach their potential. This building programme, led by the Liberal Democrats is designed to make sure that we start to see schools getting the money they deserve and to which they were deprived under previous governments.”