RECEPTION children at a school in Wolverley have moved into a new classroom as part of a £500,000 building programme to create much-needed extra space at the school.

The new reception intake at Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy has relocated into the new modular building, complete with an all-weather purpose outdoor play area, combination heater and air conditioning unit.

It will be their home until the new year, when building work finishes on creating seven large refurbished classrooms with additional rooms for IT, music and intervention groups.

Executive headteacher Shelley Reeves-Walters said: “The children and staff have been very excited to be part of this building project.

"The modular building, which is bright and airy, with a large interactive whiteboard, is full of stimulating activities to engage their young enquiring minds.

“We are part of the Severn Academies Educational Trust family of schools and are very grateful for the funding which has been acquired to enable us to carry out much-needed work to the school building and classrooms.”

The reception class will move into the main school building when the work is completed and the modular building will then become home to a pre-school nursery.

Chris King, chief executive of the multi-academy trust, said: “We were delighted to be able to fund this project as it was crucial to support the community in developing the facilities at this very popular school.”

At present, the school is without a nursery following the closure of the privately-run Sebright Cygnets at the end of the last school year.