Your News: Pupils sign frame of Elsea Park school

Pupils at Bourne Abbey Primary sign the steel frame at the new Elsea Park School with good luck messages. Pictured, from left, Millie Russell, Bobby Clark, Eleanor Smith, Cherry Edwards Headteacher, John Kirkman Chair of Governors, Janet Crook Senior Deputy Head, Aaron Stevenson, Sam Hilder and Matthew Radley.
Pupils at Bourne Abbey Primary sign the steel frame at the new Elsea Park School with good luck messages. Pictured, from left, Millie Russell, Bobby Clark, Eleanor Smith, Cherry Edwards Headteacher, John Kirkman Chair of Governors, Janet Crook Senior Deputy Head, Aaron Stevenson, Sam Hilder and Matthew Radley.
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Pupils from Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy were invited by the builders, GEDA Construction, to step inside the new school steel frame and sign wishes of success for the new school.

They are very proud to have made their mark on the steel frame of the new Bourne Elsea Park C of E Primary Academy.

Six young pupils, along with representatives from Lincolnshire County Council and Mouchel Project Department joined main contractor GEDA Construction to sign some of the columns that form part of the steel frame of the new educational facility.

Work on building the new school on Sandown Drive, Bourne, is scheduled for completion in the summer. The premises will be built to high environmental standards using sustainable materials.

Aaron Hughes, Business Development Manager for GEDA Construction, commented: “Work is progressing well on the new school and we were delighted to welcome the pupils and are working closely with Bourne Elsea Park Academy partners and the local community to keep them involved in the programme.”

Mrs Cherry Edwards, Executive Headteacher, said: “It’s great news that some of our pupils, staff and governors could come along to sign the frame of the new school and leave their own lasting mark on this unique educational facility for Bourne and the Elsea Park area.”

On Friday 24th we travelled to the construction site of the currently being built Elsea Park CofE Primary Academy. The purpose of this journey was to sign our names and good luck wishes onto the frame of the new school. When we got there we put on our reflective jackets, wellington boots and safety helmets then ventured onto the site!

Next the site owners presented to us the extremely well designed layout of the new school. We were very honoured to be part of the new school family also; we are looking forward to seeing its progress in the next few months.

We signed the poles and here are some examples of what we wrote: Eleanor Smith wrote, ‘Have a brilliant future and enjoy your new school.’ Bobby Clark wrote, ‘Have a good education’, Aaron Stevenson wrote, ‘Achieve your dreams.’ and Sam Hilder wrote, ‘Be good, learn lots, live life!’

Mrs Edwards wrote ‘God bless the new Bourne Elsea Park school community.’

After our trip around the growing school, we removed our protective gear and took pictures of us with the site staff.

When we arrived back at Bourne Abbey we told everybody about the fabulous school that it will become, as well as being our newly added community school!

By Eleanor Smith, Sports Ambassador/Committee member; Bobby Clark, Chairman of the School Council; Aaron Stevenson, Vice-Chairman of the School Council and Sam Hilder, Carbon Ambassador.