Kids’ thumbs-up for new premises

Pupils  in the new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks

Pupils in the new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks

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

The 161 youngsters are finding their new school at Weeton Barracks bright, roomy and a pleasure to learn in.

headteacher Anthony Goth in the new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks

headteacher Anthony Goth in the new Weeton Primary School building on Weeton Barracks

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 among them.

“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.

Lessons in the new building for Weeton Primary on Weeton Barracks

Lessons in the new building for Weeton Primary on Weeton Barracks

“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.”

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