Early Years Playground:
Over the half term holiday part of the school’s car park, Reception and Nursery playgrounds had to be dug up to lay some cables for the new building site. Unfortunately, due to deliveries not arriving, the works were not possible to complete. This meant that on Sunday, they had to refill the holes that had been dug. At my request, builders were on site after school on Monday and Tuesday working to flatten and ensure that the children’s play space is safe. We also requested an inspection of this on Friday by an external company. As Helen and I did not feel some areas were safe on Monday and Tuesday parts of the Early years Playground were then out of bounds and parents may have noticed barriers that were erected to restrict spaces. I am proud to say the children and staff coped with this magnificently. Teachers talked through how to manage this safely. Dan created a soft play space in the infant hall and the children had a fantastic time playing safely and very enthusiastically at lunchtime.
Building site visit:
On Thursday, Galiema, Maxine and I donned hard hats, gloves, protective glasses and worker boots ready to take a tour of the new school building. We walked through the new corridors, saw the size of the new classrooms and even walked on the roof (fantastic views up there!). The new building is absolutely amazing. It was so exciting to see that Galiema’s vision for the new building finally coming to fruition. It will be a fantastic legacy that she has created. It has been a long journey fighting for this new building, and it will be a wonderful place to learn. Bright and airy, with generous room sizes and lots of additional smaller group spaces and rooms. We saw the music room, science/art room and also the new halls.
It was a fantastic tour!