Lucky children get a sneak preview of their new school

Children at Huntingtower school had a look around their new school.
Children at Huntingtower school had a look around their new school.
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CHILDREN at Huntingtower Primary School got a sneak preview of their new building last Friday after months of anticipation.

Deputy headteacher Emma Harking said all of the children were thrilled to see where they will have their lessons next year.

She said: “It’s just so exciting because we’ve been living in a piece of history but this new building is purpose built for the future of education. All the new technology is going to be in there.

“We’re just so very lucky.”

The new school, which was financed by the Primary Capital Programme, will include an open-plan library, dance studio and a community room as well as lots of new classrooms.

And when the old part of the school is demolished there will also be a new play area.

Ms Harking said: “We’re going to start using it all soon with the hope of moving in ready for a new start in September.

“We’ve had very little disruption and we’ve gained so much out of it. It’s very exciting.”

Headteacher of the school, Mark Anderson, hopes the new school facilities will increase the links with the community as there will be a community room and dance studio.

He said: “It’s even better than I anticipated it would be.”

l You can follow the new school building’s progress on social site Twitter.

For more information, go to www.huntingtowerprimary.co.uk