Sir Jim shares fish and chips with pupils at The Shade

PUBLISHED: 14:24 04 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:24 04 February 2014

Sir Jim Paice and Lucy Frazer at The Shade, in Soham.

Sir Jim Paice and Lucy Frazer at The Shade, in Soham.

Archant

SE Cambs MP Sir Jim Paice and conservative parliamentary candidate Lucy Frazer visited the newly opened Shade Primary School in Soham.

Head teacher Lisa Gregory showed the duo around the new premises into which the pupils moved earlier this year.

Prior to the move they had been using temporary facilities at the Weatheralls School. Sir Jim and Lucy watched the children learn to write their names before enjoying a lunch of fish, chips and peas.

Sir Jim said, “Every year I hear from parents devastated that their children have missed out on primary school place at their local school and so I am delighted that after a number of years of careful planning we now have a great new additional primary school in Soham and will soon have another in Ely as well.”

Lucy Frazer added: “We need to ensure that Cambridgeshire gets its fair share of funding for education. That is something I will be working hard on in the coming months.”

0 comments

More news stories

A property developer who appealed against the refusal by planners for two homes along a narrow Ely street has won the day –but only on condition he provides future occupiers with bus and train timetables.

Salaries of senior staff to be recruited to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority headed by Mayor James Palmer will be unveiled this week.

The father of missing Corrie McKeague blocked the entrance to the Cambridgeshire landfill site just days after police called off their search for the RAF serviceman.

Sainsbury’s has lost an appeal to try and vary delivery times of fuel to its recently open filling station – a Government inspector ruling that residents’ comfort comes first.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter