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New Buildings

Exciting building developments are happening at Heathermount School with three classrooms and a multi-purpose hall being constructed. The classrooms (a modular building) are set to be installed before the students return to school in September 2016 - creating minimal impact on their schooling - and the new multi-purpose hall will be completed by spring 2017. The building work is being overseen by Beard, a top construction company based in Oxford. Developments are also in place to improve the car park and the driveway at the school to make the area safer for the students during busy pick-ups.

Developments at Heathermount

 

 July 2016

Before the building works began, representatives from the building contractors 'Beard', heald an assembley answering questions about new developments. Demolition work on site began in the first week of July 2016. and the existing gymnasium and old ‘Seniors’ classrooms were demolished to make way for groundwork and installing new drains and pipework. Perimeter fences were erected around the building site to keep students safe but a viewing panel has been placed in the hoarding and a student site office has been created to enable students to see the building work as it happens.

 

August 2016 

 On Monday 9th August, the first modular building arrived at the school ready to be placed on the recently completed foundations. It will have three separate rooms to be used for English, Maths and Science lessons, and will be equipped with a kitchenette, an office and toilet facilities. 


 

 

September 2016

Over the summer break volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company Limited visited Heathermount School to create a sensory garden for the students to return to in the new term. Sensory gardens are ideal environments for the students as they create multi-sensory experiences and a calming environment.

The sensory garden includes a pergola with coloured glass panels which creates different light effects, a herb garden which enables students to experience smells and textures, and a calming water fountain. There is also an interactive chime instrument for the students to play.

 

 

 October 2016

In October, the student council began laying the first bricks above the damp course at the site of the new sports hall.      

 

 

 

November 2016

Construction of the sports hall has been progressingt well and is on target to be completed in the Spring. Further details on progress to follow.   

 

 

 

December 2016

 The new gymnasium is beginning to look a lot more complete after the roof was finally laid.

The brickwork, block work and roof for the changing room area is due to take place in early January and the final windows will be installed along with one of the doors.