Smiley faces after move into new school building

It's big smiles all round at Weeton Primary School as children settle in to their brand new school building.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 27th February 2017, 7:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:32 am
From left, Tegan Duckworth, nine, Emily Collinge, ten, Jamie Stones, ten, Reece Morley, nine and Austin Owens, nine in the new building for Weeton Primary on Weeton Barracks
From left, Tegan Duckworth, nine, Emily Collinge, ten, Jamie Stones, ten, Reece Morley, nine and Austin Owens, nine in the new building for Weeton Primary on Weeton Barracks

The 161 youngsters aIt’s big smiles all round at Weeton Primary School as children settle in to their brand new school building.re finding their new school at Weeton Barracks bright, roomy and a pleasure to learn in.

They have hopped across from their old school on the barracks to the new purpose built building, built by contractors on behalf of Lancashire County Council, which comes with new playing fields and a kitchen where their meals can be freshly prepared every day.

Proud headteacher Anthony Goth said: “The children think it is great, we have lots of big smiley faces!

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Ben Spence, five and Lily Callaby, five with headteacher Anthony Goth in the new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks

“They are enjoying their new playground and classrooms but they are particularly enjoying their lunches.

“All the hot meals are prepared in the kitchens at school and the children say they are nicer.

“We have the same number of classrooms but there’s more room and it’s much easier to move around.”

“We are ready now for the next 50 years.”

The new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks

It took 12 months to construct the building and the school now has the capacity to increase the number of pupils to 210.

Ben Spence, five and Lily Callaby, five with headteacher Anthony Goth in the new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks
The new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks