LANCEFIELD Primary School students can now enjoy a new learning centre, which will be used for a kitchen garden program, inspired by chef Stephanie Alexander, and to focus on the region’s natural history.

The new Wil-im-ee Moo-ring Centre is funded by $288,900 from the State Government.

Lancefield Primary School principal Jo Emond thanked everyone who played a part in the creation of the centre for their contribution.

“For the first 12 months of our program, we used one oven and a small kitchen. We have had this dream for a very long time,” Ms Emond said.

“We now have a new great library, science and digital technology area with beautiful display cases – it really is like our own museum.

“This program and space provides our students with the opportunity to develop quality food habits for life, learning about the environment, learning about the seasons and how to care for gardens.”

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas attended the opening of the new centre and said it was a well-deserved upgrade for the students.

“This space exceeds all of my expectations. It’s a truly beautiful learning centre, one which you are so deserving of, so I’m delighted that Lancefield Primary School has such a wonderful facility,” she said.

“It really has been a great pleasure to work with Jo Emond and see this vision realised. How amazing that we could have a school project completed in just over a year?

“It’s wonderful. I can’t wait to show both the Minister and the Premier what you are all doing here at Lancefield Primary School.

“I thank the architects for their vision. I was almost moved to tears when I looked in at what you have achieved.”

The government has planned a total of 100 new schools to be built and opened by 2026.