Moving DayPosted: 6th September 2018
Children and parents packed up their former school to move into a brand-new building.
To help the young pupils of Magna Carta Primary Academy to understand the transition from the school’s former site to its new one next door, families were invited to help with moving day.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils of the school collected books and other equipment from their old classrooms and carried them into their new base.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “We are very excited for the big move.
“We invited our families to come and take part in the move to help the young pupils to understand the old school is now empty and that this is where they will now come to school. When they arrive on the first day of term, they will not be shocked as they have now been here.
“Our families are so supportive; we have had an incredible turnout. They care about not just their own children, but everyone else’s children. They want good education for everyone.
“I could not wait to get started in our new building.”
Josh Curtis joins the school in Reception this year. His mum Angela, of Stansted, was keen for him to join the school because of its clubs before and after school. She said: “We both work in London, so that provision is a big thing for us.
“The new school building is amazing. I’m so impressed with the big windows; it will be really light. I like the outdoor space, too.”
Ellis Plunkett will join Josh in Reception. Dad Mark, of Stansted, said: “The new building is lovely. It’s nice to have new facilities available for the children. When we were choosing a school, we just preferred the feel of Magna Carta and the staff.”
Reception pupil Aggy and sister Dotty Mansworth, moving into Year 2, also had a look around their new school building. Mum Stacey, of Stansted, said: “We could not be happier. It has been a fantastic start for Dotty at Magna Carta and we have the same hopes for Aggy.
“The facilities were really good at the old site, but now they are outstanding. We are really excited for the children to move into the bigger space. It is great; it has been done beautifully, perfect. The children are excited.”
The school will hold an official opening ceremony later in the month.