Excited pupils keep close eye on school’s progress

Pioneers Free School modules being lowered into place. EMN-140616-144255001
Pioneers Free School modules being lowered into place. EMN-140616-144255001

Work is now well under way on construction of a new free school in Boston.

Boston Pioneers Free School Academy is being built on the former Ford garage in Fydell Crescent, Boston.

It had its first module lowered into place last Monday, with several more added over the days since as it is pieced together. The pods had been shipped over from Ireland.

Head teacher Jo Bland said the school is ‘on track for a September opening’ and said they were excited at the progress being made.

“We’re just waiting delivery of the steel for the library. Then it’s landscaping, wiring and plumbing,” she added.

“We’ve had lots of comments from people, especially the children who are so excited. They come in the morning and give me updates every day.

“I think it’s become a sort of race to see who can get in first and tell me the latest news.”

The new school will feature a tropical rainforest-themed library, all the latest technology and a 4D room - which can be transformed into a variety of destinations for pupils including sound effects, lighting and more. There will also be a landscaped garden and an outdoor classroom. It will initially cater for up to 120 pupils when it opens and hopes to take in 420 children in 2019.

In July, it is hoped a foundation stone, made from stone from St Botolph’s Church, will be laid, with a visit from the Mayor of Boston.