Pupils sign steel frame during new school construction work

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Pupils preparing to sign the Trowse Primary School structure

Pupils have been given the chance to make their mark by signing the steel frame as part of the development of a new Norfolk school being built by R G Carter.

Trowse Primary School, based in Norwich, will have the capacity to house 210 pupils and will feature seven classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and a nursery – a first for the village – as well as a stained-glass window which will be relocated from the old school.

Pupils from the school enjoyed signing over 120 names on the steel columns in the new hall; writing their own, and all the other pupils’ names in the school, alongside staff, representatives from Norfolk County Council, the R G Carter site team and the design team NPS.

The steel signing marks an important stage in the progress of the new school as it reaches the first fix point of the development.

Will Bishop, Project Manager at R G Carter, said: “Progress is going extremely well for the construction of the new school in Trowse. Our focus is currently on making the key stage 2, two-storey building watertight so we can then begin the internal works.

“Other areas such as the school hall, nursery and key stage 1 areas are also progressing well, and all is on track for the new school to be completed in Summer 2020.”

Trowse Primary School pupils with R G Carter staff

Stuart Odell, Headteacher from Trowse Primary School said: “It was a great morning for the children to visit their new school, be part of its construction and see how it is progressing.

“I am always amazed at the rate of progress every time I visit. It’s lovely for us to include and involve the children because there have been lots of discussions in classrooms about the new buildings and how many people it takes!

“It’s nice they can now really see, and touch it for real!”

The school is due to be ready for the start of the academic year in September 2020.