Woolacombe Primary School is set to receive two new replacement classrooms ready for summer. Paul Flowers CFOO of the Alumnis Trust explained: “Our Trust vision is based on our pupils being ‘Inspiring changemakers’ and hence expect the very best teaching and learning environments for our pupils and staff.

“BGR Group are the pioneers in the construction sector of new classrooms and our partnership has been a complete success story.”

BGR Group provides affordable, energy-efficient, and pedagogically designed classrooms. Using sustainable materials the timber-framed classrooms are constructed on site with a short lead time. BGR has donated a classroom to the school that will help kickstart their national strategy of replacing classrooms.

Headteacher, Gail Holmes, has been working closely with the BGR team on the site.

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Early build at Woolacombe Primary School (Credit WS)

Mrs Holmes has been the headteacher at Woolacombe for 15 years and has recently led the school through a successful OFSTED inspection.

“Our outstanding character development has seen Woolacombe accredited as a'school of character,” she said.

"I’m so excited that the new classrooms will further empower and enable us to ensure learning at Woolacombe is innovative and transformative for all children.”

Mrs Holmes shared that to mark the new building the school have created time capsules. “All the school children have left their memories in the time capsule underneath the new classroom for the future children to see.”

The capsules are being placed underneath the new classrooms and included thoughts and aspirations from the children to inform future generations.

BGR, Woolacombe School and Alumnis Trust are planning to celebrate the grand opening on June 8.

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