ADMISSION places at a Wigan school have increased after the completion of a new extension.
Hindley St Peter’s Church of England Primary has expanded its numbers to welcome an extra 45 pupils after two classrooms were added to the building.
Also built within the extension was a small meeting room, a radio room and immersion room. Headteacher, Nicola Green said: “These are very exciting concepts, and we are willing to share the rooms with other schools, should they wish to contact us.
“The whole area has been transformed into a bright, open space which can be utilised for many activities. It is very modern and impressive.”
The modernisation of the old part of the building has been blended with the new building resulting in a spacious learning area for intervention groups to work in. The immersion room allows children to project, from a computer screen, onto three walls. Little ones can be immersed into scenes and staff use it to surround them in time periods, places and situations.
Creative writing is also improving amongst pupils as a result of these ‘experiences’.
The temperature can now be raised and lowered and can even introduce aromas.
Ms Green added: “The children are experiencing drama with a new twist. The radio station is operated by our older children.
“They have created playlists from children’s requests and play music through outside speakers onto the playground at lunchtime. Broadcasts can be made and heard throughout school.”