It was an amazing experience visiting the new build. No one knew it was going to be so big and wonderful with the huge windows that will allow the light to come in. We spotted builders using some of their advanced machinery to cut metal pipes and also saw workers laying bricks. Furthermore, we also saw a bright yellow JCB moving heavy material. It was really cool!!!
We asked how our school will be eco-friendly and were told that they were going to install red heating pipes that will run throughout the building to keep us cozy during freezing weather. The window are doubled glazed and the walls have insulation in the cavities to keep the heat in but also keep us cool in summer. Interestingly, the lights will be on a sensor so will go off automatically if no one in is the room .
Here we are in brightly coloured jackets and hard hats. We also needed to wear safety goggles and gloves. Luckily, some of us wore wellies because it was very muddy outside due to the heavy rain.
This is the back view from the upper floor. Although it looks muddy now due to lots of vehicles passing through, when the work is finished this will be all gone and part of this will become a netball pitch.
This gigantic space will become our school hall although a third of it will be used as the school kitchen area.
We asked the question about safety during a fire since the building had two floors.The building will have a new sprinkler system all around the school( see picture). This and the many 'Exit ' doors and 'fire walls' will keep us safe if their is a fire.
Here we are on our way up to the top floor where KS2 classrooms will be.The view from here was amazing. We looked out of the huge window and we could see the old school and waved to children in our playground!
There will be a skylight to allow light and a view to the ground floor or upper floor.This will be absolutely amazing when it will be finished .
This will be the walkway from the main gate entrance to the new building. It looks a little muddy now but when it is finished it will be paved and lined with beautiful trees. We will have a little longer walk .