Knowle West Children’s Centre reopens

The Children’s Centre has been extended with improved facilities and a huge amount of flowing space and a new inclusive natural play landscape designed and built by us. The entire staff and pupils had spent a year at Inns Court Centre while the refurbishment took place, returning in January.

The cutting of the ribbon was performed by Deputy Lord Mayor Jeff Lovell and one of the first governors, resident 87-year-old Mildred Ford who has had grandchildren and great-grandchildren attending the Children’s Centre.

Cllr Lovell said as Deputy Lord Mayor he was invited to many events but this was special and as a “Filwood lad and a councillor” it was something that had been talked about for a long time.

He said: “…We have the Media Centre, Knowle DGE and now we have this wonderful garden… When you build something like this you can see the kids love it and when they love it  they want to come to school and they will learn…” Cllr Chris Jackson is one of the governors at KWCC  told The Knowledge he felt it was one of the best school gardens in the country for children to play in “…Thanks to Matt  and the parents who designed it, it’s come out better than we expected and bigger too.”

Deputy Head Matt Caldwell remarked at the end of the afternoon: “It was lovely to see old friends, new friends and different generations  in hailstones and sunshine of a spring afternoon.”