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Olympic star opens new Gravesend school

PUBLISHED: 16:02 15 September 2010 | UPDATED: 16:11 15 September 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave with gymnastics team

Sir Steve Redgrave with gymnastics team

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STEVE Redgrave has appeared at the opening of a £25 million new school building

Five-time Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave has appeared at the opening of a new £25 million school building and urged the government to continue updating out-dated educational facilities.

The gold medalist was a guest of honour at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive on Rochester Road on September 12 as the new Building Schools for the Future school was officially opened.

He said: ““What I’ve been hearing from ministers talking about this is that they will come up with something for those schools which were expecting new buildings like the other schools in Gravesend.

“I’m sure they’re not going to stop developing schools which need it. I’m sure there will be something done.”

Sir Redgrave also visited Thamesview, Northfleet Technology College and Northfleet School for Girls, which have just opened their new facilities to pupils.

St George’s, Gravesend Grammar Schools for Boys, Meopham School and Gravesend Grammar School for Girls were all due to be rebuilt when plans were axed.

To read the full story see September 16 edition of The Reporter

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