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Primary school wall to built from personalised bricks

Staff and pupils at Usworth Grange Primary School have plenty to smile about following the latest official commendation of being a good school with many outstanding features. Teacher Simon Wells and head teacher Leigh Ford are pictured with some of the school's pupils as they start off the new year on a high note.

Staff and pupils at Usworth Grange Primary School have plenty to smile about following the latest official commendation of being a good school with many outstanding features. Teacher Simon Wells and head teacher Leigh Ford are pictured with some of the school's pupils as they start off the new year on a high note.

A WEARSIDE primary school community can help build their new building brick by brick.

Usworth Grange Primary School is offering the opportunity for people to buy their own personalised brick as part of a feature wall in the new £2million school.

Work is well underway on the new building in the grounds of the school in Sulgrave, Washington.

The project, which began in November, is scheduled for completion in October this year. The old school buildings will be demolished and the area revamped in May next year.

Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, Councillor Pat Smith, said: “This is a fantastic step forward for the school, and we are delighted that the work is progressing as planned.

“As part of the scheme the school has organised a personalised brick project, which I think is a fantastic way for pupils past and present and anyone in the local community to show their support.”

Holding 210 pupils and a nursery, the classrooms, learning resource areas, multi-purpose hall, kitchen and other non-academic spaces will be accommodated in a modern single storey structure.

Headteacher Leigh Ford, said: “The new school will be a huge boost for the area and especially for the parents, pupils and staff.

 “With our personalised brick project we are asking anyone who has been or has current connections with the school to show their support and help us raise funds.”

All money raised from the sale of the bricks, which cost £15 each or two for £25, will go towards new ICT equipment.

Anyone interested should contact Pam Telfer, school business manager, on 219 3825 or call at the school office where samples of the bricks are available to view.

 

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