The Stepney Star Daily Diary
Here is the News...
Shiny & New
We are ready for the start of term with our building work completed ahead of time! As well as the new kitchen and offices, the floor specialists have been popping in to sand, treat and add layers of varnish to our floor, which now shines!
In the kitchen, all the furnishing are now in place and have been connected up.
We had a meeting this morning to finally receive the handover of the new kitchen construction from the contractors. We have been really pleased with the high quality of the work that has been undertaken.
The new equipment looks shiny, new and state-of-the-art.
Meanwhile, Mr Coles has been painting the framework around the new Reception hatch, which has got it's counter in place.
Fitting Out Commences
The rest of the new kitchen equipment has just arrived...
and it looks great, even though it's still under wraps!
The fitters have started fixing it in place!
It's taking shape really quickly, now!
Meanwhile, in the hall, the floor has had a coat of colouring. This will be added to and then varnished over the next couple of weeks.
The old admin offices have been cleared of some of their furniture. These will become the new head teacher's office with room for Mr Browning to work plus extra room for meetings and workstations. This is certainly a departure as the office used by the head up to now has been the same since the school opened its doors 130 years ago!
Following redecoration and the purchase of a new meeting table, this should give this old admin office a new lease of life!
Kitchen Equipment Arrives
Today, the new kitchen equipment has started to arrive!
The actual building work has now been completed. We are just waiting for the kitchen equipment to be installed, which will begin next week. Our hall floor has been in need of some 'Tender Loving Care' for some time so workmen have been busy stipping off the old vanish and laquer so that it can be treated and given a new breath of life. Also, a grill has been fixed to the new Business Manager's Office, to make this secure.
A new grill should prevent damages to the Business Manager's office window from any wayward footballs!
The hall floor has had it's vanish removed to leave a lovely pinkish coloured wood effect. This will now be revanished and laquered, ready for the new school year.
One of the workmen may be seen tackling the tricky bits beneath the radiators!
Mr Browning, Mr Cameron and Mr Morfitt were in school today moving the furniture into the
new Business Manager's and Admin offices today.
The 'white rock' panelling has been installed in the new kitchen.
There is still wiring to do and panels to be added in the suspended ceiling.
Desks have been put into the Business Manager's office.
Desks were also brought into the new admin office.
They are still a little dusty!
Since the last update, the building work has been proceeding well. Here are photos of the site at the moment.
The old kitchen has now been cleared of the sinks, cupboards and dishwashers. This will be used for storage of the tables and chairs and also serve as a delivery and storage area for food.
As we have lost our year 6 toilets because this room is becoming the Business Manager's office, the inclusion room is being turned into pupil toilets to ensure we have the correct ratio of toilets per pupils.
The floor in the new admin office has been skimmed and floor tiles laid.
The sliding glass partitions have been put into the new admin office.
In the new Business Manager's office, a new window has been created to give a much needed natural light source.
This is the new window, as seen from the front playground.
New Railings have been installed for the new slope.