Project puts school at the cooking edge

Published: 8th Feb 2011

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PUPILS are making a real meal of the latest addition to their school - a state-of-the-art kitchen serving up an array of healthy food.

Work to create a new £4.75m Dormanstown Primary School is continuing apace, with the striking building set to throw its doors open to children in September.

And the project is now cooking with gas after new kitchen facilities, allowing the school to serve both hot and cold healthy dishes for 150 pupils, were installed.

The kitchen was built in the space of just five months by construction firm Kier North East and marks the completion of the first phase of work to build the new school.

Pupils are now using the former school hall as their new dining hall and the area will undergo further refurbishment during the summer.

The next phase of the project will see the old kitchen buildings and staff room demolished, with that work starting next week.

Headteacher Anne Johnson said: "It's exciting to see the first phase of the new school completed. We are beginning to have an understanding of how our new school is going to be and we are delighted that the children are now eating in such lovely surroundings."

Councillor Ian Jeffrey, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Childrens Services and Education, said: "I am delighted to see the first phase of this exciting project completed and look forward to September when the new-look school will begin offering a first-class learning environment to local children."

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