POLITICIAN Meg Munn retraced her roots when she went back to one of her childhood schools to open a new wing to replace mobile classrooms.
The Labour MP, who represents Heeley, was guest of honour for the launch of the additional classrooms at Mundella Primary School, Norton Lees, which she attended as a girl.
Meg, now aged 52, said: “I always enjoy going back to the school and meeting today’s pupils who seem to have a hard time believing that I once sat in the same classrooms in which they are now taught.
“Mundella remains a great community school which has given a good start in life to generations of children.”
Among her memories of being a pupil at Mundella during the late 1960s included when the school was hit by successive arsons.
She recalled: “I lived just a few streets away from Mundella but we did not imagine that it was the school when late one night we heard the fire engines. Just a week later, the arsonists returned and this time set fire to another classroom.
When opening the new wing, Meg was taken on a tour by current pupils, who asked her about what the school used to be like.