Temporary classroom plans approved

PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 December 2015

Pupils at Upottery Primary School take part in the school's Race for Life event.

Pupils at Upottery Primary School take part in the school's Race for Life event.

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Pupils at Stockland Primary School will have a new hall to eat their lunch in after district chiefs approved plans for a temporary building to be installed.

Pupils at Upottery Primary School take part in the school's Race for Life event.Pupils at Upottery Primary School take part in the school's Race for Life event.

The building, which has been ordered and will be placed in the grounds of the school until 2020, will provide a catering hall and additional teaching space.

The structure will be 6m by 12m in floor area and 2.9m in height, and be steel covered with a green plastisol exterior. It will be used as a temporary solution while the school continues to look for funding for a permanent extension to its main floor building.

The proposals received strong support from the community.

Valerie Conlon, a member of the school’s parent, teacher and friends’ association, said the additional building would be ‘vital’ for the primary school, which is ‘bursting at the seams.’

Mrs Conlon added that there is ‘no dining area’ and ‘each day classrooms have to be cleared before lunch so the children have somewhere to eat, and then rearranged afterwards’.

Teaching assistant Liz Williams said the building will provide ‘many significant benefits for the pupils and staff’.


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