The end of term is always busy, but this term was even more manic than usual!
We have packed up the existing school to allow for major refurbishments to be completed during the summer break.
The building work in school is massive; we are extending the hall, getting rid of the IT suite, replacing the roof of the IT suite, moving the staffroom to 4/5, turning the library into toilets and expanding the office area.
All of this meant we had to pack about 320 crates ready for the removal men who started at 3.30 on Friday! It was a mammoth task, but we succeeded even if we were on our knees!
All staff have been told they cannot come into school at all over the summer break. We can access what we need at home and it does mean that hopefully we will all feel refreshed and raring to go at the end of August when we have to empty those 320 crates!
On top of this we also had Mrs Brown’s retirement events! We wanted to make sure she had a good send off and we didn’t want the building work to get in the way of this! Ask your children about the lost property box, it did throw up a few surprises! During our final assembly Mrs Brown was presented with an ipad from all staff, parents and pupils.
The week ended with a wonderful retirement party where we could all celebrate Shirley Brown’s time with us and she was joined by family and friends, including all 3 head’s she has worked with and teachers from across the years.
We hope everyone has a lovely summer break and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back on the 7th September and to seeing our ‘new school!’