EXCITING times are ahead for one Fylde coast primary school as a £395,000 building project gets underway.
The appearance of St Teresa’s Primary in Anchorsholme school is set to be radically transformed in the next few months with a series of alterations.
The front of the school building will be remodelled to create a modern new visitors entrance, administration area and staff room.
The Year One classroom will be extended to provide more teaching space and small group teaching areas for one to one sessions.
A new outdoor area will be created for Year One pupils.
Covered cycle racks and a buggy area will also be added which it is hoped will encourage more parents to walk their children to school.
Safer pedestrian access will also be added.
Finally the school will be given new branding and signage to bring the whole appearance of the St Teresa’s Avenue site right up to date.
Headteacher Elizabeth Yates said: “We are delighted work has started on an exciting new chapter in the school’s history.
“The accommodation upgrade will create a more flexible and adaptable space for us to use.
“This will also provide more scope for specialised small group teaching areas better adapted to meet the challenges of delivering a creative and personalised education for the 21st Century.”
Work is expected to be finished on the project in May and cash from the scheme has come from the Blackburn Diocese.
Mrs Yates added: “The children are really excited about the changes and looking forward to learning in the fresh air.
“Parents have been very supportive too.
“St Teresa’s started as a temporary school and we are delighted to see it develop.”