Pupils in Wisbech make mark on new school building

Staff and pupils sign the building fabric in the new dining room

Staff and pupils sign the building fabric in the new dining room - Credit: Archant

Pupils have been given the chance to make their mark by signing the building fabric as part of £5.8 million re-development work at Nene and Ramnoth School.

Ramnoth Junior School and Nene Infant and Nursery School, both based in Wisbech, will be merging the schools on to one site in 2018, allowing the new organisation to increase intake over the next few years.

Pupils from both schools were on hand to sign the building fabric in the new dining room marking themselves as the ‘Class of 2018’.

Pete Williamson, project manager at R G Carter, said: “With our ongoing presence on campus, we wanted to create a fun activity to get all the children involved with construction and make them feel part of the team. Not only was the event a great way to inspire the next generation of potential construction workers, we also helped create a nice legacy for children in years to come.”

Phase one was completed in January and involved the build of 12 new classrooms, breakout spaces and restrooms.

Karen Crawley, executive principal at Nene and Ramnoth School, praised R G Carter for the way that they have engaged with the children.

She said: “I would like to thank R G Carter for providing this brilliant opportunity to mark this exciting new chapter of our school. It’s lovely for the children to be involved because there has been lots of discussions in classrooms about the new buildings and the children have been very excited to see the changes.”

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The re-development of the school involves the demolition of the existing layout, making room for a new main hall with kitchen and dining facilities to be to be housed all under one roof and improving the circulation routes through the school.

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