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Sarum Academy on the move

by Michael Ford last modified 29 Aug, 2014 02:50 PM

The end of term has ended quite differently for staff at Sarum Academy as pupils have gone to their holiday early and the serious business of moving out of the old building ready for the move in to the new has begun.

Suits and ties have been swopped for more casual gear to pack up all the teaching resources and move all the furniture out, breaking up what is no longer needed for scrap and filling giant skips.

Despite the recent sweltering temperatures, over a hundred staff have been involved as well as a team of twelve sixth formers who have given up part of their holiday to help. Iced drinks and ice-cream have kept them going as well as the promise of the £15.5 million building which is now completed and ready for use.

Other schools have been given the opportunity to purchase what is still useful for the classroom and have taken good advantage of this offer but the highlight of the week has been packing the container which is bound for Rwanda marking the culmination of the Kit for Kigali project which has raised funds to support a secondary school in East Africa.

Deputy Principal Jen Moore explains, “We have to leave the old building completely empty and ready for demolition as if it had been tipped upside down and everything shaken out! It’s a mammoth task and our staff have really risen to the challenge.”

Teacher Natalie Clark commented “The sense of team work has been amazing. As well as working with colleagues we maybe don’t often see, everyone is very excited about moving out and getting into the new building!”

Sarum Academy opens the doors to its new building at the start of the new academic year in September. Parents wishing to visit may do so at the open evening on 26th September.

Website
www.sarumacademy.org

Further information
Contact Miss Natalie Clark, Sarum Academy Press Officer:
natalie.clark@sarumacademy.org, 01722 323431 ext 238

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