The building at Westclyst continues on schedule for completion on 23rd August, and if you are driving along the road between Westclyst and Pinhoe, you should see the walls of the new building taking shape. The children are getting excited at the prospect of moving in.
Year 1 have already got a good idea of what they’re expecting. Sofie says, “I'm looking forward to seeing our amazing new classroom”. Lilly-May adds, “I can't wait to see the new library with all the lovely books” and Aiden says, “I'm excited to have everyone together in our own corridor.” Elisha is setting high standards, “I hope the playground and hall will be as good as Broadclyst,” she says.
Matilda in year 2 has realised the advantage of being one of the first of Westclyst’s pupils, "I'm excited to move to the new site because we'll be the oldest in the school and we can set a good example to other children." Her classmate Ellie-Mae adds, "I can't wait to see what the new school looks like - it's all so exciting. I'm really looking forward to the new lunch hall!”
Tonia Dudley, the Academy’s Early Years Lead Teacher, explains how the transition is already starting, “Having been in temporary accommodation for three years, it will be wonderful to be in our own school. We will be busy this term looking at and ordering furniture and resources for the school. We have various activities being organised over the next two terms, including visits to the site and talks from the developers, Galliford Try, who will also be working with children, teaching them about site safety and testing building materials.”