PUPILS from The Castle School have visited the site of a new school building to check its progress.

The students were invited by CG Fry & Son to visit their new design technology block.

The works are part of a successful funding bid to replace the previous temporary buildings.

Mike Pinney, construction director at C G Fry & Son, said: “We are delighted to start construction of the new Design Technology block at The Castle School."

This new functional building comprises a metal clad roof and first floor storey over a traditional, brick ground floor storey. The building features two design technology practical classrooms, technician’s workshop, specialist work spaces, and graphics classrooms which will provide the school with accommodation and 'enhance' the learning experience for their students.

Vikki Shinn, project manager at Futures for Somerset, said: “The new design and technology building will provide modern fit for purpose teaching spaces for The Castle school. The team is working well and the building is on programme for a delivery and completion in spring 2019.”

Alison Crudgington, Business Manager at The Castle School added, “We are delighted to have been successful in our bid for capital funding. This new building will provide two fantastic, purpose-built practical classrooms for Design Technology alongside three new modern general teaching spaces which will be beneficial to all students here at The Castle School.”