New cafeteria plan takes shape ready for students

Work continues on the cafeteria extension
Work continues on the cafeteria extension
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Work to extend a school cafeteria and build new changing rooms and offices at Hodgson Academy is under way.

Builders have moved onto the school’s premises, on Moorland Road in Poulton, where they will work during the half-term break.

Work continues on the cafeteria extension

Work continues on the cafeteria extension

The 83-year-old school said the work would give students more space to sit in its Express Diner.

New canopies have also been installed in a quadrangle piece of playground between the diner and the school’s main cafeteria.

A school spokesman said: “This covered area, which is within the Year 7 zone, gives extra space for students to gather at breaks and lunchtimes.”

A new larger building is also being built between the school’s new sports hall – officially opened by former Blackpool captain Charlie Adam in 2010 – and gym.

This covered area gives extra space for students to gather at breaks and lunchtimes

School spokesman

It will be home to new PE changing rooms and offices and the work is expected to be finished by the February half-term holiday.

In the summer holidays, 120 solar panels were fitted on the sports hall roof. The 30 kilowatt system, which ‘should start to generate a profit in around four years’ time’.