PUPILS at a Rawmarsh school are getting their first experiences of life in a new £2.4 million school building, which was builit with the aim of bringing all youngsters under one roof.
The new infant building at Monkwood Primary School is now open to pupils and replaces the previous infant school building, which was separate from the junior school.
The two schools were amalgamated into one school in September 2008 and the new building is an extension to the existing junior school.
Housing four classrooms all on one level, the new infants building also includes a new main entrance and staff accommodation for the whole school.
Head teacher Liz Gee said: “To see the children's faces the first time they saw their new building was a delight.
“We are so lucky to have this purpose-built extension which will serve the children of Monkwood for generations.”
The new building aims to be almost carbon neutral and includes a central atrium area which creates a naturally ventilated area for the school.
The building was designed by the borough council's in-house Architects Department and was built by Henry Boot Construction.
A new sports pitch is being created on the former infant school's playing field.
The new school building will be officially opening at a ceremony later in the school year.
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