LOCAL SCHOOL GETS A HELPING HAND
Dressed to impressed, Ivor turned up with the Speller Metcalfe construction team to an assembly aimed at encouraging safety around construction sites and to promote awareness of the project. Pupils from the special education needs school were keen to ask a range of questions about how the building works would impact on the school and their environment.
Headteacher Clare Steel, said: “The assemblies were a great way to engage with the pupils about the new build and reinforce the need for everyone to keep themselves safe. They really loved Ivor Goodsite and Mr Davies’ approach was lively and fun. We are all really looking forward to the start of the build later this month.”
Improvements include two brand new classroom buildings for all Key Stages, as well as remodelling of the existing building to provide a more coherent layout and make areas more sympathetic to the learning environment.
A space to promote independent learning for older pupils will also be incorporated into the new layout, as well as external landscaping such as enclosed habitat areas to encourage biodiversity and learning opportunities for pupils.
Andy Metcalfe, Joint Managing Direction at Speller Metcalfe, said: “This is a fantastic project which should improve not only the building and the environment, but more importantly create functional, appropriate learning areas for all pupils of varying educational needs.
“The project is being carried out in multiple phases to ensure pupils have the opportunity to become familiar with the new environment and understand the changes taking place.”