Back to school will not be so nerve-wracking for some youngsters in Crowland because they got to play in their new facilities during the summer holidays.
An open day coincided with a community outdoor youth activity day at Crowland South View Primary in Postland Road – the former site of University Academy Holbeach
The school has been transformed by D. Brown (Building Contractors) from a former secondary school into a 14 class primary school. Work included major internal refurbishment to form suitably sized classrooms, the addition of external canopies and secure boundary fencing as well as new playgrounds and boundary fencing.
Pupils and parents were able to look around the new school, which opens on Monday wit h 386 pupils, while the Lincolnshire Youth and Community Development team, led by Carol Hellen, ran sports and arts events outside for local young people.
Peterborough United players went along and well as RAF police dogs, and there were other activities such as face painting.
The school is set on six-and-a-half acres of grounds and a total rebuild has taken place on the site since the secondary school closed last year. In addition to the main school, there is an extended block for Children’s Centre Services.
Headteacher Louise Luter said: “Staff and governors have been working hard throughout the summer to move our thriving school and the open day saw what’s been missing – the children and parents.”
Coun Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive councillor for children’s services, said: “The newly-refurbished school site will bring important improvements to facilities and provide more places for local children.”