The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan formally opened Endeavour Primary School in Augusta Park. The school, which used to operate from porta-cabins, has been built to accommodate the children on the Augusta Park estate, on the east side of Andover. Dame Mary Fagan cut the ribbon, after being introduced by the Federation Executive Head, Anne Hughes.
"This is a well designed new school, which will be an enormous asset to Andover. It is light, with lots of space, and all the teachers that I met said that it is a "child-friendly" school. I was pleased to hear that the architects won a regional award
for the design of the school the night before the formal opening. The discovery area of the school was dedicated to the memory of David Kirk. David Kirk, a local County Councillor, was the Lead Member for Children's Services when the school was being designed and built, but sadly died two years ago.
Present at the opening were local County Councillors, Pam Mutton and Pat West, and District Councillor Phil North. After the formal opening of the school, the nearby Solar Dome was opened by Chris Collins the Blue Peter gardener. The Head Teacher of the school is Marina Crean, who told Sir George she was delighted with the recent ofsted, which rated the school as good, on the verge of being outstanding.