The new Junior School Learning Centre at The King’s School, Chester, has been officially opened.
Invited guests, governors, parents and staff watched as pupils released 250 balloons to mark the special event.
Author of award-winning series Horrible Science and guest of honour Nick Arnold officially opened the new centre and cut the ribbon and then spent the day in the junior school leading workshops with pupils.
The £1.5m building has added state-of-the-art facilities for the junior school which has seen increasing pupil numbers in recent years.
The new learning centre has become the heart of King’s redesign and features a science laboratory, a design technology workshop, art studio, a learning support room, a new library, new reception area and an outdoor classroom.
Headmaster Chris Ramsey said: “I am delighted that this building project, which has seen much hard work behind the scenes in planning and designing the new centre, has finally come to fruition.
“It will add a new dimension to learning for pupils with the chance for even more exciting challenges and to enhance their learning experience.”