Ruffley to open Riverwalk Nursery

Wednesday, 17 January, 2007

David Ruffley MP will be performing the official opening of Riverwalk Nursery at 2.30 pm on Friday 19 January 2007 at Sexton's Manor School.

Since the start of this term Riverwalk Nursery has been co-located at Sexton's Manor School in Greene Road, Bury St Edmunds. This move has eased some of the overcrowding problems on the Riverwalk site.

David has always been a staunch supporter of Riverwalk School and last year donated two much sought after tickets to Prime Ministers Question Time to help raise money for the school's summer play scheme.

David said:

'The Riverwalk Nursery is a fantastic initiative and I am delighted to be performing the official opening.

'The School is under a lot of pressure from overcrowding and this nursery, which caters for a total of 21 students, releases valuable space on the Riverwalk site.

'On average 10 students attend the nursery each day and Barry Ellis, Riverwalk Headteacher, informs me that the children are already benefiting from mixing with children from main stream school and participating in some of their activities.

'This is the first co-location of its kind Suffolk and is the kind of forward thinking we need to see in our schools.'