Stars watch as special school building officially opened

Emile Heskey at the opening of Ellesmere College Credit: ITV News Central

A special school in Leicester, which has moved to a new £11m building,has officially been opened.

Ellesmere College, which has 240 pupils, is the only special school inthe country to get a complete rebuild under the Building Schools forthe Future Programme.

The new site boasts a top-class sports hall, a sensory room and anInternet cafe.

It was opened by Baroness Campbell of Loughborough, who chairs theYouth Sport Trust, the City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and formerLeicester City star Emile Heskey.

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There was also a special assembly featuring performances from thechildren and a speech from ex-pupil Lee Penfold, who is now aLeicester School Ambassador and a basketball player with the BritishSpecial Olympics team.

The official opening of Ellesmere College Credit: ITV News Central