School Council Team AK Roaming Reporters

Mrs Saville has given the School Council the challenge of reporting on the weekly progress of the school build. They have accepted this challenge with gusto and here is their first report. You can also follow their blog on the School Council page of our website.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

This week, the builders have poured loads of cement into the foundations of the building. If you look carefully, you can see the string separating the different rooms, classrooms and hallways of our new school building. When it is finished, it will be one big building joined to our main school so we will all be together and won’t have to go outside to visit the different classrooms. There are lots of teams working together to make our new building, including people drilling into the ground to help each other create the foundations. It is so exciting to see it all coming together. 

Tuesday 19th November 2019

This week lots of concrete has arrived at Team AK! We are very grateful to Cullimore’s who generously donated sand, gravel and concrete to our school build. Without this generous donation, our school build wouldn’t be as amazing as it is going to be. We were able to spend the money on equipping our new classrooms instead of concrete, so we wanted to say a huge thank you to Cullimore’s for their donation. We wrote them a letter to show our appreciation. 

As well as this generosity, BMI Redland are also donating all of our roofing materials for the school build. We are very grateful for this donation as without a roof, we would be very wet! We have also written a letter to BMI Redland as a thank you to show just how much we appreciate them and their generosity. 

Before laying the concrete, we saw the builders and electricians installing lots of wires underground. It has been very interesting to watch and very dirty work! They have been working every day in the freezing cold and wet November weather we have been having so we are very grateful for all of their hard work too. They have even drawn a giant ‘H’ in the concrete, which we think stands for hard work! J (Or Harry Potter) 

Tuesday 12th November 2019

This week has been action packed for our school build! The diggers and other machines have been working their tyres off as they prepare the foundations for our new building and classrooms. The playground has been completely demolished with lots of big holes full of water and rubble from the diggers. 

As School Council, we interviewed lots of different members of the staff team to find out what they think about the building: 

Ted asked Mrs Timbrell, “How do you feel about the new school building?” Mrs Timbrell responded, “I feel very excited about the new school buildings.”

Rebecca asked Mrs Smith, “Is it going to be worth it in the end?” Mrs Smith answers that she is very excited that all of the school will be linked together and that the younger children won’t have to walk outside in the cold in the winter!

Zoe asked Mrs Marsh, “What are you most excited about?” Mrs Marsh said, “New beginnings!” 

Livvy asked Mr Watson, “How do you feel about having a smaller playground?” Mr Watson said he finds it tricky teaching P.E but all of the staff said, “Short term pain for long term gain!” 

Tuesday 5th November 2019

When we got back to school after half term, the whole playground had been dug up ready for the new buildings. It is really exciting! To get into the school has changed completely as we cannot go through the usual gate. Instead, everyone now walks through the staff car park, around Year 5 and 6 classrooms and the back of the hall onto the playground. There is a temporary path leading the way to the remaining playground for you to follow.

So far, the playground has been dug up and the safety fence put all around to keep us all safe. We are so excited to monitor the progress every week and report back to Mrs Saville. 

To make sure we are all safe, we had a fire drill on Tuesday morning. Everyone was calm and sensible when walking the new route to the fire evacuation point on the playground. We are all confident we will be safe in any situation. 

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