Local MPs have welcomed the opening of a new facility at an Evesham high school.

Earlier this month, Prince Henry’s held the grand opening of the Deacle Building, the school’s new art and technology block.

To mark the occasion, West Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston and Minister of State for School Standards Robin Walker paid a visit.

MP Huddleston said: “It was a pleasure to visit Prince Henry’s High School for the grand opening of their new Deacle Building.

“I remember visiting the school and viewing the building when it was still a construction site, so it’s fantastic to see it now fully finished and in use.

“This building will be an excellent facility for the students moving forward.”

He added: “I was also pleased to be joined on this visit by my colleague Robin Walker MP, Minister of State for School Standards, it was great for us to be able to view students work first-hand and speak to them about their studies.

“I am pleased to report that the students reported positively and proudly about both their teachers and the school facilities!”

Evesham Journal: MP Nigel Huddleston was impressed with the skills on show at the school's new art and DT centreMP Nigel Huddleston was impressed with the skills on show at the school's new art and DT centre

MP Walker added: "A real pleasure to visit my neighbour Nigel Huddleston and open the new DT block at Prince Henry's.

"Some fantastic artwork, facilities and skills on display and great to hear from subject champions, ECTs and teachers with such enthusiasm across subjects."

The Worcestershire MPs were given a tour of the new facility and had the chance to meet students before the official opening of the building.

The project cost £3.4 million, with funding provided by the Department for Education.

In total, 11 classrooms have been created which house the school’s design technology, food technology, art and textiles departments.

Speaking when work began, headteacher Dr Tony Evans said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to redevelop our DT and Art facilities at the school, and will create a legacy which will benefit generations of students for decades to come.

“We are very grateful to Nigel Huddleston MP for his support in championing the funding bids that have enabled us to modernise and improve the facilities at Prince Henry’s during the past few years.”