Building development update.
Well the work in school is well and truly at full speed. The 3 new classrooms are currently being painted with the flooring set to go down over the next week or so. The first of the doors went in today and the glass has been fit. The cladding is on and the render starts next week. They really are taking shape and will be fantastic areas.
Teaching walls, toilet cubicles and the IT installation and screens are all planned to be in place over the course of the next 2/3 weeks.
The playground area outside the new classrooms will be relaid over the next 2 weeks as well so the classrooms will be ready to hand over in the last week of the holidays ready for the Y6 children to move in at the start of term. New tables and chairs will be delivered on the last Thursday of the holiday!
Due to some complications, the new library and resource area (bungalow) will be handed over 2 weeks in to the term. This will also be the same for the new steps and landscape garden area at the entrance to school and new classes. This may mean some measures are in place for movement around the area when we return after the holiday.
In the main building, we have wires everywhere for the brand new state of the art fire alarm and detection system. Connections will be complete tomorrow and the new panels installed ready for testing!
The hall is well and truly demolished! The floor has gone, the ceiling has gone and the diggers have reached the new floor level for the extension. New concrete bases will be installed next week with a huge concrete pump going over the roof ahead of the arrival of another crane to lift the steel structure in to place.
Masses of scaffolding is set to arrive and the outline of the new hall roof will soon be visible.
We currently have workmen everywhere - over 30 people on site today and all fantastically supervised by Phil from Walter Thompson Contractors Ltd.
It is lovely to see everything taking shape although we still have a long way to go - just before Christmas is the hand over of the new hall!
I will keep you posted ahead of the new term with regular updates and the arrangements that we will need to put in place to allow us to function as a "live" school.