Leeds City Council

Published : 27/06/2012 00:00

Oulton pupils open new school building with summer celebration

To celebrate their fantastic new school building, Oulton Primary School is holding a Grand Opening and summer fair next week.

Pupils, staff, families and members of the community are all invited to the event on Saturday 30 June from 12 noon to 4pm. (Members of the media are also welcome to attend).

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle will officially open the new school building with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the unveiling of a plaque.

Staff and children will be on hand to give visitors official tours around the new school buildings, which include one brand new building and the refurbishment of an existing building.

Visitors to the school will be able to enjoy a variety of stalls including books, cakes and candles as well as a café and barbeque. There will also be plenty of activities for children to take part in.

Jo Smithson head teacher of Oulton Primary School said:
“We are really excited to be holding our grand opening celebration – all the staff and children are very proud of our new school building and can’t wait to show everyone around.

“The children have been sending out invitations to celebrities to see if they would like to attend and officially cut the ribbon to open the new building. The Queen might be a bit too busy this year though.”

Building work on the new school building started in April 2011, with the first phase being completed in November. This involved a whole new building being constructed, containing eight new classrooms (two of these being double classrooms for team teaching) and a large central area for the library, computers and cooking.

The classrooms are colourful and spacious, with large windows to allow for as much light as possible. Almost all the classrooms have covered areas to allow for outdoor learning.

The refurbishment of the original building, involved extending the current hall, so it can be partitioned and used as two separate halls for PE, lunchtime and assemblies. Also within this building are two classrooms, nursery and reception class and rooms specifically for extended services facilities which can be used by all schools within the cluster. A Magic Garden has been created to provide outdoor provision for the younger children.

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