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Morgan Sindall plc hands over the first phase of New Park and Northway Primary Schools

Morgan Sindall's Paul Galloway with New Park headteacher Karen Hutchings

Morgan Sindall plc has handed over both New Park Primary School in Liverpool and Northway Primary and Nursery School in Wavertree, part of the Mayor’s Liverpool School’s Investment programme.

New Park Primary School celebrated its handover with a school fun day which included a presentation to the children, a cake sale to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Support as well as a few surprises from Morgan Sindall.

As New Park was once a zoological garden, the Morgan Sindall team presented framed pictures of the site which were sourced from Liverpool Library as a keepsake. The builders also presented a cake in the shape of the school to the teachers and students.

A bouncy castle was hired for the children to enjoy and there was a human ‘foosball’ game played between the school and Morgan Sindall. A time capsule was also organised for the children to get involved in. Amongst the items placed inside were a copy of the Liverpool Echo from that day, the Morgan Sindall plan for the school and a letter from the construction team to the school.

Similarly, Northway Primary and Nursery School, in Wavertree, held a fun day where ‘The Magical Circus Company’ came in to school to deliver an assembly. The performers demonstrated a range of skills, including walking the tightrope, riding a unicycle and walking on stilts.

This spectacular event really enthused and fired the children’s imagination and they were all keen to participate in the circus workshops. The children practised spinning the diablos, juggling balls and balancing hoops.

At the end of this eventful and ‘magical’ day, the children were awarded with certificates and a basket of playground circus props – just in time for phase two of their new build – the outdoor space!

Barry Roberts, area director at Morgan Sindall said: “We thought it would be nice to do something a bit different for the handover at both schools and it was important to involve the children in each of them. The schools organised a fantastic day with the Morgan Sindall team and I’m sure everyone involved enjoyed it.”

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “This is great news for pupils at these schools and will ensure they get a great education in classrooms that complement the latest teaching methods and technology.”

Both schools have been delivered under the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme and were designed and built utilising an innovative timber frame solution.

Morgan Sindall is now working on phase two at each of the schools which involves the demolition of the old school buildings. Handover of phase two will take place later this year.