A SCHOOL'S former swimming pool is making a splash as a performing arts studio.
The pool at Meltham C of E Primary School closed two years ago because it was past its sell-by date.
It has now been converted to a performing arts studio by Kirklees Council, at a cost of £200,000.
Head teacher Maggie McLean said: "The pool was built about 30 years ago by the local community.
"It did not meet curricular requirements and nobody would have put any money into refurbishing it.
"Parents were very upset when it had to close.
"But now when they visit the new performing arts studio they can't believe it and just say 'wow'."
Two very old temporary classrooms which the school had used were demolished as part of the project.
The studio comprises three separate rooms: a dance studio with a sprung floor; music room for band and orchestra practice, and the third is for peripatetic music teachers.
"Within an hour of the studio opening there was music coming from every room," said Mrs McLean.
It was officially opened to coincide with the school's 40th anniversary and fair.
The ceremony was performed by the school's oldest child, Joseph Turner, 11, the youngest pupil, Hannah Wood, four, caretaker Mr Chris Armitage and PE co-ordinator Mrs Mary Hardy.