New £2m classrooms opened at Hutton Primary School
PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 October 2017
Pupils at a North Somerset primary school have been celebrating the official opening of their new £2million classrooms.
North Somerset councillor David Jolley cut the ribbon on the new building at Hutton Primary School last week.
The authority agreed to replace outdated temporary classrooms at the school back in 2015 and has since invested more than £2million in the project.
The development included a new building fitted with five classrooms, which all include a large open space, interactive whiteboard and top-of-the-range facilities.
The council also agreed to refurbish two other classrooms and the playing areas and fields.
Vice chairman Cllr Jolley told the Mercury it was a ‘fantastic’ development for the council to be involved in.
He added: “The new classrooms at Hutton are now fit for purpose, providing state-of-the-art learning facilities for the school’s 210 pupils and a wonderful working environment for the staff. The project was delivered on time and on budget.”
Pupils gathered outside the new building on October 12 to celebrate their new facilities.They performed an original song to thank the council for its donation and buried a time capsule filled with personal belongings for future students to discover.
Classes have already been taking place in the rooms, with the younger years being held downstairs and the older years having classes upstairs.
Headteacher Luci Amos said: “We are delighted with our lovely new building which now provides a spacious, exciting environment for children, staff and the local community.
“We would like to thank the council for their investment in the school and the community we serve.”
Neal Stephens, managing director at Wilmott Dixon who carried out the work, said he was ‘delighted’ to be chosen by the council to complete the scheme.
He added: “The school’s heritage dates back to 1873 and we hope this learning environment remains so for at least another 150 years.
“We really hope our educational site visits have left a positive impression on the children of the school.”
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