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Boston free school head ‘excited’ by plans

Jo Bland of Pioneers Free School with designs for new building outside former Taylors Ford Garage on High Street.
L-R William Marriott 5 - pupil, Jo Bland, Julian Herriott - parent governor, Jessica Herriott 5 - pupil.

Jo Bland of Pioneers Free School with designs for new building outside former Taylors Ford Garage on High Street. L-R William Marriott 5 - pupil, Jo Bland, Julian Herriott - parent governor, Jessica Herriott 5 - pupil.

The head of a new free school, set to be built in Ireland and transported over here on lorries, has told how ‘excited’ she is about the plans.

Boston Pioneers Free School Academy already had planning permission approved to demolish the former Taylor’s Ford Garage on the junction of High Street and Fydell Crescent. It has this month got planning permission for a new school to be built on the site.

Head teacher Jo Bland told The Standard: “It’s a much-needed facility in Boston because children are being shipped out all over the local villages because there are no places in Boston. With all the new developments in the area it’s going to be needed to accomodate them too.”

She added: “I’m a Boston girl and the future of this town is very important to me.

“I’m incredibly excited about the move because the school will be there long after me.”

The two-storey build will accomodate 420 primary school places and will include traditional builds of the main hall and the library (which will be themed on a tropical rainforest), but the rest is a modular build.

It will also include a new 4D immersion and activity studio which will include 3D projectors to transport children to various places such as outer space, rainforests and fantasy kingdoms. There will also have panels in the floor which activate various effects, including sound and light, when stood on. This will be the first of it’s kind in the East of England and it is hoped this will create an immersive teaching space.

It is hoped the school will also be able to use the room as a community space.

 

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