After a Harvest Festival Service at St Mary's Church, Amport, the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt and the local MP, Sir George Young dedicated and opened the new classroom.
"It was a real pleasure to welcome the Bishop of Winchester again to the constituency, shortly after he opened the new Abbotts Ann school in the next door village. Amport School is another popular and oversubscribed primary school in the constituency, and I welcomed the addition of the new classroom, which will give both staff and children the space they need to provide a better learning environment".
The cost of the new classroom - about £380,000 - was raised by a donation of 90% from the Diocese, with about £40,000 being raised locally. In his speech, Sir George congratulated all those who had helped raise a large sum of money and described it as a vote of confidence in the local school.
Sir George and the Bishop were shown round the school by Millie and Connie, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Cllr Chris and Frances Lynn were also present. The Chairman of Governors, Anna Dixon-Green presided, and the Headteacher, Bernadette Fleet welcomed the guests before the formal proceedings.