City stars kick-off school project

Turf cutting ceremony to mark building of three new classrooms with Ben and Liam Fontaine and Marvi

Turf cutting ceremony to mark building of three new classrooms with Ben and Liam Fontaine and Marvin Elliott Bristol city football club. - Credit: Archant

TWO Bristol City footballers cut the turf to kick-start a Nailsea school’s new building programme.

Turf cutting ceremony to mark building of three new classrooms.

Turf cutting ceremony to mark building of three new classrooms. - Credit: Archant

Marvin Elliott and Liam Fontaine performed the ceremony at Ravenswood School, which is having three new classrooms built at a cost of £450,000.

The footballers were assisted by pupil Ben, aged 14, who won a school drawing competition on how the new classrooms should look.

Some lucky children were also given the opportunity to enjoy a football session with Bristol City Football Club coaches before the event.

Headteacher Philippa Clark said: “This is a thrilling development for the school and will give us the extra space and modern facilities needed for 21st century learning.”