Pupils leave lasting legacy on new building at Bury St Edmunds primary school

A JCB was at St Edmunds Catholic Primary to prepare for expansion ANL-141119-074828009
A JCB was at St Edmunds Catholic Primary to prepare for expansion ANL-141119-074828009
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Pupils have left a lasting legacy on a new building at a Bury St Edmunds school which is expanding in the move to two tier education.

Children at St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School have signed breeze blocks for a new teaching block which will have four classroms, a technology area and a group room.

The school council has chosen the colours of the carpets, classrooms and flooring.

To celebrate St Edmunds Week, they also got to go inside a JCB and received certificates for being ‘digger drivers’.

The JCB was funded by builders Cocksedge and was in aid of Help for Heroes.

The new building will allow the school to take on 120 extra pupils as it expands to accommodate Years 5 and 6.

It is part of the county wide move to two tier schooling.

Katie Copeman, head of school, said: “We’ve been really keen to involve the children in this exciting time for the school. The builders have been brilliant and answered all the children’s questions.”

The building work is due to be completed next spring.

For St Edmund’s Week, pupils have also painted a mural of the Holy City.