Norwich City footballing legend, Darren Huckerby, thrilled students, staff and parents alike when he opened Broadland High School’s new community PE and ICT facilities.
The super striker, who scored over 50 goals during his time at NCFC, cut the ribbon to open the new building before signing NCFC shirts, posters and memorabilia for the youngsters.
He then took to the field with a group of Year 8 students where he watched them play football before hosting a mini training session with the youngsters.
The new community facilities at the school are the culmination of two years hard work by parents, staff and youngsters who have raised over £25,000 towards the project.
Many local businesses including Roys, Well Wise Oilfield Services, Anglian Windows, Hotel Wroxham, Landamores, Cator & Co, Quotatis, Norwich Sunblinds, Svenska Handlesbanken, Broadland Cycle Hire and the Bridge Veterinary Practice also contributed large sums towards the development which includes new PE changing rooms and a state of the art ICT Suite.
Mrs Carol Dallas, Headteacher, said she was excited about the opening of the new building: “Students, parents and staff have worked tirelessly to raise the funds for this new development which will be used extensively not only by pupils from the school, but also by members of the wider community.
“The most important aspect for me is that our disabled students can now have access to changing facilities alongside their peers rather than being isolated.
“It was an absolute thrill to have Darren with us and we are extremely grateful for all the time he spent with our students.”