A SCHOOL caretaker has been honoured for his hard work in helping pupils at his school.
Graham Armstrong, caretaker of Dee Banks Special School in Chester, will have a room named after him having masterminded the refit of the school’s light and sensory room.
Headteacher Ray Elliott said: “All of the work, including replacing all of the equipment and total redecoration, was done in-house by Graham. Without his efforts, the money would just not have stretched far enough.”
The funds for the refurbishment were raised at a benefit concert by the Chester women’s choir A Handbag of Harmonies.
One of the singers, Lesley Halliwell, has a son Patrick Halliwell-Dykes at the Sandy Lane school.
Ray added: “The room helps a lot of our pupils. Those who are visually impaired develop tracking skills by following a bright light and those with other sensory impairments get more from their environment in the room.
“It is also a relaxing and calm environment.”
The refurbishment of the room was co-ordinated by Wendy Sieber, a teacher at the school and children and staff from each class were invited to the opening.