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We have poured the concrete to the first-floor slab, installed the first lift of scaffold around the two-story section of the building.
The blockwork and the bradstone is continuing to progress. Next week will see us continue with the masonry, continue the scaffold installation, and begin intumescent painting to the steels.
We have installed the first-floor metal decking, began installing the roof sheets and preparing for the top sheets. The blockwork is progressing, and we have also commenced the bradstone to the main block. Next week will see us lay the reinforcements to the first floor and pour the concrete, as well as continue the first lift of scaffolding.
Bird’s eye view of the building work progress
This week we have completed the stormwater drainage. We have also installed a temporary ramp to the infant School and extended the artificial grass area as well as completing the substructure masonry. Next week will see us install the precast concrete planks and continue with the foul drainage.
Building Work Schedule:
- Concrete delivery for foundations.
- Masonry (Block) deliveries commence
- w/c 31st Jan Precast ground floor installation commences
- w/c 14th February – Steel frame installation commences.
- Installation of first floor metal deck flooring.
- Concrete topping of the first floor
- Masonry works ongoing
- Masonry works and deliveries ongoing.
- Roofing deliveries and installation commence – approx.
The new school will replace the existing building at the Cheltenham school with work starting on Monday, 22 November.
The ceremony, on Thursday, 11 November, was attended by Cllr Philip Robinson, Cabinet member for Economy, Education and Skills at Gloucestershire County Council, Cllr Emma Nelson, representatives of Warden Hill Primary School and the Gloucestershire County Council framework contractors, E G Carter & Co Ltd who are delivering the new school.
Jumbo edition of the latest newsletter covers the exciting events of the Spring Term at Warden Hill.
- World Book Day
- Red Nose Day
- Forest School
- Towers and Turrets Day in Reception
- Chick hatching
- The Great Fire of London
- Revered Gary’s visit
- Science in Year 5
- Update from Eco Warriors
- Sports Update
- and House Competition Winners
Are you ready for the Summer Term?
Skandar Writing Competition by Waterstones Cheltenham
Win a chance to meet AF Steadman here in store on Friday 29th April at 4.00pm and have a signed exclusive edition of her fantastic début novel!
“Thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider. To be one of the lucky few selected to hatch a unicorn. To bond with it for life; to train together and race for glory; to be a hero……”
Write a story based on the description above in less than 500 words, put your name on the form hand in to a bookseller.
Winner will be announced in store and on Instagram on Monday 25th April…so get writing!
New School is marked with a Steel Signing event as construction gets underway
On Wednesday 23rd March E G Carter & Co Ltd were joined by representatives from Gloucestershire County Council, Roberts Limbrick Architects and members of staff of Warden Hill Primary School as each child penned a message onto the steel frame of their new school.
The event gave a chance for every child, teacher, governor and member of the design & construction team to write a heartfelt message that will forever sit on the roof of the new steel frame.
Thomas Jones, Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this significant milestone at Warden Hill Primary School, Cheltenham. To see the steel frame erected is very exciting, as we can all now see the building start to take shape. This event is a great way to acknowledge this phase of the project.”
Marketing Manager, Alexandra Dawkins from Roberts Limbrick said “It was fantastic to see both pupils and staff so engaged with the new school which is quickly taking shape. Signing the steelwork is a great way for the children to make their mark on the new building. We couldn’t resist joining in and signing a beam too!”
The new school on Durham Close is due to complete in December 2022 and will allow the school to have a more spacious and modern facility for their children.
On Friday the 25th March, Warden Hill took a Year 5 and Year 6 team to the B Team Tournament at St Edward’s Prep School. It was a brilliant and very enjoyable afternoon played in the glorious sunshine. The children were a credit to our school and demonstrated the Warden Hill Way.
Both teams played three matches and the afternoon ended with a Warden Hill derby. The derby game was decided by a single goal, 2-1 to Year 5.
There was an exhilarating second half comeback by Year 6 after Mr Herbert’s inspirational team talk. This was orchestrated by Reuben and Leo, who overloaded the right hand side, which created lots of goal scoring opportunities. Jack M, in the Year 5, made a fantastic stop as Year 6 rushed through on goal and by the end of the game, Year 5 were hanging on.
The star performers for Year 5 were Jasper and Jack C.
It was a brilliant way to end the football season.
Thank you parents for the support.
Our girls’ football team have been exemplary role models this year. Having had such a fantastic turn out of footballers at club before Christmas, we managed to include all of these girls into a rotation system to play our four league fixtures in the spring term. We have since added yet more girls to the club – it has been wonderful to see how keen everyone has been to play.
Each player was selected for three of the four fixtures against St Marks, Swindon Village, Charlton Kings and Holy Apostles. This has given everyone the opportunity to have plenty of competitive time on the pitch, where we have learnt to be as competitive in matches as we always are with eachother in training! Having played against some very skilled teams, we’ve scored a couple of goals courtesy of Evie and Ellie and Mr Williams, Miss Cupper and parents alike have noted how much more organised the team have looked and how much more confident we have become facing tough opposition. Well done on always doing Warden Hill proud, girls!
It has been lovely being up in Forest School with 2T and 1B over recent weeks. It is always such a privilege to observe the different ways in which they learn and play. Some children naturally work together as teams to build camps or make wonderful creations in the mud kitchen, whilst others chose to work by themselves to achieve their own goals. I have been so impressed by their engagement with the idea of land art producing wonderfully creative outcomes, and whilst some children continue to work on their art all afternoon, others are straight up the nearest tree or digging for treasure or worms in the free play part of the session. So often more is less in Forest School and it is fascinating watching them learn so much playing with a few pegs, a trowel, a litter picker or one of our soft toys or dinosaurs.
On that note, if anyone has any dinosaurs their children no longer play with, or soft toys animals (only those specifically found in forest school i.e. deer, fox, rabbit, mouse, rat, badger, owl, robin, mole), I would always be happy to give them a home.
Last year’s Eco Warriors supported the Warden Hill Wombles scheme, initiated by one of now ex pupils Molly, to encourage our community to get involved with picking up litter during the holidays and weekends. We would like to encourage our community once again to pick up litter and become a Warden Hill Womble!