Steve Barclay MP opens new centre in Whittlesey to help transition to secondary school

NE CAMBS MP Steve Barclay is delighted to have opened an Enhanced Provision Centre at a Whittlesey school along with the town’s Mayor.

Cllr Kay Mayor joined Mr Barclay to open the centre at Sir Harry Smith Community College, to help children with autism, dyslexia, medical and emotional well-being issues who may struggle with the transition from primary to secondary.

Children in year five to eight often find it difficult to adapt to their new school and the centre, planned to be a benchmark for other centres around the country, develops their life skills.

Pupils get the chance to use the new kitchen to enhance their cooking skills using food they have grown on a recently bought allotment.

Mr Barclay judged a cooking competition between the students, who were helped by two local chefs. He said: “I was so impressed by the quality of the food produced and would like to offer my congratulations to all those who took part

“This is a fantastic centre at the forefront of innovative teaching. I am pleased that the Government is investing in such facilities and am excited that we will see the benefit here in North East Cambridgeshire.

“I was deeply impressed by the staff and facilities and was delighted to officially open the centre. I wish both the pupils and staff who will use it all the best.”

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