Pupils play key role in building of new outdoor area at Wymondham primary school

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham will help teachers trasnform an outdoor space for

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham will help teachers trasnform an outdoor space for students starting next year. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Wymondham pupils are busying themselves with clipboards and floor plans as they help their teachers design an outdoor area as part of a major expansion.

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham will help teachers trasnform an outdoor space for

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham will help teachers trasnform an outdoor space for students starting next year. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School, which has just completed its first term as a primary, have been drawing and cutting out ideas for the new space, which will be near the reception area.

The initial design includes a large sandpit, mud kitchen, stage and plenty of space for green-fingered youngsters to plant seeds.

It will come as part of a major Norfolk County Council building project, which will include nine new classrooms, a multi-use games area (MUGA) and a larger school field.

Work on the outdoor space - and MUGA - will take place over the summer holidays in time to welcome new pupils in September,

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham will help teachers trasnform an outdoor space for

Youngsters at Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham will help teachers trasnform an outdoor space for students starting next year. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

The overall scheme will be completed in September 2017.

Mrs Lucy Greenacre, deputy headteacher, said: 'The children and staff are all very much looking forward to their new state of the art building on an exceptional site.

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'We are lucky enough to have an exceptionally large green town site.'

In their first term as a primary, students have been following the progress of British astronaut Tim Peake on his mission to the International Space Station.

They also visited Holt Hallto learn about prehistoric survival skills and built shelters, a campfire, prepared bread and fish and cooked and ate it.

The county council scheme came into force at the start of this school year, as part of a £5m shake-up to boost the

number of primary school placesavailable.

Robert Kett School and Browick Road School were also included in the scheme.

For more information on the school contact 01953 602410.

Do you have a Wymondham story for us? Email Mercury reporter Lauren Cope on lauren.cope@archant.co.uk