Boxer Josh is a knockout with pupils

Boxer Josh Warrington opened the new classroom extension at Asquith Primary schoo with head teacher Gill Asterfield and pupils. (AB318a1015)
Boxer Josh Warrington opened the new classroom extension at Asquith Primary schoo with head teacher Gill Asterfield and pupils. (AB318a1015)
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A ‘can do’ attitude was shared between a boxer and pupils at a Morley school.

Champion boxer Josh Warrington visited Asquith primary last week to officially open the school’s new extension.

The school, which also celebrated its 13th birthday on the same day, has been expanded to meet the demand for extra school places in Morley.

The new extension, built to accommodate Key Stage 2 pupils, includes eight classrooms, breakout spaces, toilers, library and office area.

Headteacher Gill Austerfield said: “We asked Josh Warrington as our special guest because the school motto is ‘Growing to Succeed’.

“We believe that a ‘can do’ attitude is important and that success comes from hard work and perseverance.

“We felt that Josh is a good role model for our pupils.

Also at the school for its big day were local councillors Bob Gettings and Judith Elliott, representatives from Leeds City Council, Carollion and Portakabin.

“The new extension is a modular building and was constructed by Portakabin.

“It took almost eight months to complete and was handed over to the school in May, during our Ofsted inspection.”

The inspection team were impressed by all areas of Asquith Primary School and they were graded good in every area.

Mrs Austerfield said: “We were pleased to have maintained our high standards of achievement and excellent behaviour during the building work and are looking forward to the new opportunities that the new facilities will offer.”

There will be an opportunity for parents applying for school places to look around school on Wednesday November 4 from 4pm–6pm.

For more information, call the school on 0113 3075550.