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Stars watch as special school building officially opened

Emile Heskey at the opening of Ellesmere College Photo: 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 in the country to get a complete rebuild under the Building Schools for the Future Programme.

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

Olympic hero Lee Penfold Credit: ITV News Central

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

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

The official opening of Ellesmere College Credit: ITV News Central