All change as work nears completion

Feature on the new Key Stage 1 and Nursery sections of St. Wulstan's and St. Edmund's Primary School in Fleetwood.'Becky Lambert with some of her year one children in the open plan area.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'23-11-2012
Feature on the new Key Stage 1 and Nursery sections of St. Wulstan's and St. Edmund's Primary School in Fleetwood.'Becky Lambert with some of her year one children in the open plan area. PIC BY ROB LOCK'23-11-2012

A NEW era is about to unfold at a Fleetwood school as massive building works near completion.

The nursery and reception class areas at St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s RC Primary School are now finished and the children are enjoying their bright new surroundings.

It’s all part of a redevelopment of the popular Poulton Road school, which has cost in excess of £1m, to create a whole new interior.

And now pupils and teachers are looking forward to a special early year’s open evening on Wednesday, December 5 to show off the completed phase of the development.

Headteacher Richard Sanderson said: “We want everyone to come and enjoy our early years open evening – current parents, people who are thinking of coming to our school as well as members of the wider Fleetwood community.

“We see it as an opportunity to have a look around our wonderful new learning environment for nursery and reception.

“Our staff are keen to show how our children become magical mathematicians, learn through role play, get crafty in our creative area and become readers and writers in our super sounds zone – our nativity scene is worth a look too!”

The school has been transformed to give both the inside and outside a huge makeover.

Although not quite finished yet, the second phase of the development has seen the playground at the front completely removed and replaced with a new resource area.

It incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to create lots of natural light.

Once finished there will be extra space for computer teaching, a new visitor entrance, extensive planted areas and access to the back playground for the infant and junior classrooms.

The scheme is part of £18.5m of improvements being made to Fleetwood schools.

The open evening takes place from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.