It was an exciting start to the new half term at Goldsborough CE Primary School as the eagerly awaited newly refurbished classrooms were officially opened. Pupils and staff alike were delighted to be able to work in their new spaces and are equally excited to see the newly refurbished outdoor space which will enable pupils to more freely learn and play both inside and outside.
The refurbished space was officially opened by one of the school’s youngest pupils, Freddie in Reception, who was given the privilege of cutting the ribbon to declare the classrooms ‘open’.
The refurbishment, managed and overseen by Simpson’s of York, has included an extension to the Year 6 classroom (Year 6 currently work as a single class of up to 14 pupils), rebuilding of Class 1 and 2 (Reception/Year 1 and Year 2/3), the installation of a new toilet block and disabled toilet, levelling of floors and the creation of a balcony from Class 1 to enable the school’s youngest pupils to ‘free flow’ inside and out when playing and learning.
Matt Shillito, Headteacher, said:
It is fantastic to finally take ownership of our newly refurbished spaces. The patience that everyone has shown when working in the temporary classrooms has been remarkable and it was brilliant to see the excitement on the faces of our pupils (and teachers) as they finally had the opportunity to work in their new classrooms. We are particularly excited by the opportunity for pupils to learn outside and inside more freely, an important aspect of a child’s curriculum in the early years.
Luke, in Year 1, said:
I love the new carpets. They’re brilliant.
Rosie in Reception said:
It’s so lovely.
Will in Class 2 said:
We’ve got windows that go all the way across our classroom!.