St Martin's Academy pupils have welcomed in 2014 by making their own mark in the history of their school.

Newgate class donned their hard hats and yellow vests to take a trip outside and see the latest progress being made on the new classroom and hall blocks, being created to the rear of the original vicarage building that they currently occupy.

ISG site manager Barry Denton then invited the children to sign their names on steel girders, guaranteeing their place forever in the history of their school.

The steel, signed by all 25 pupils, will now be used in the roof supports of the new building in Hoole.

 

Newgate teacher, Emma Boynton, said: “It was wonderful to do something that involves the children in the development of the school, they’ve shown a great interest in how the building work has progressed and we are now carrying this interest through to the classroom with a construction role play area.

“We have always considered our pupils and their families as the real foundations of St Martin's, so for our first classes’ names to be preserved forever in the new school building seems very fitting.”

Building work is due to be completed in the summer term, when Newgate class will move into the new constructed foundation stage classroom unit.