School’s Out For Summer

Over the summer break, Bader Primary School has had somewhat of a facelift. Opened in 1971, by the late, former Royal Air Force, flying ace, Sir Douglas Bader, the building and environment had started to look a little ‘tired’ in recent years.

So, over the six week holidays, lots of improvements have been made including :

  • the front entrance has been re-designed to create more space including, a new meeting room being built and the front office of school being extended
  • The hall floor has been restored to its former glory and now resembles something from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’!
  • The hall and surrounding areas have been completely redecorated
  • The courtyard area has been re-vamped (largely by school’s own newly formed ‘gardening club’).

The resulting learning environment has been considerably improved for the children and staff with some children commenting that they thought the hall floor was ‘wet’ never having seen a gleaming, shiny, wooden floor at Bader before!

The Headteacher and staff at Bader Primary firmly believe that successful learning occurs in a positive learning environment which obviously includes the building and surrounding areas.

This work over the summer now allows everyone to continue to be ‘Aiming High’.