Pupils to get arts and media centre

St Helens primary school headteacher Vivienne Ingleton pictured at the school.
St Helens primary school headteacher Vivienne Ingleton pictured at the school.

PRIMARY school children will be able to show off their creative skills in a brand new art and media workshop.

St Helen’s Primary School, in Durham Street, Hartlepool, is refurbishing one of the buildings after it received a grant from the Primary Capital Programme.

The school is now planning for a new entrance, waiting and display area in their Key Stage 2 building after the money was allocated to it by Hartlepool Borough Council.

The funds will also be put towards a new multi-media room which the children will be able to use for their art, design technology and media projects.

Two classrooms will also be refurbished to create extra room for one-to-one sessions.

Vivienne Ingleton, the headteacher at St Helen’s Primary School, said she was overjoyed when she found out the school had been allocated the money.

Mrs Ingleton said: “We put our ideas forward to the local authority about a renovation to the Key Stage 2 building but we tried not to build our hopes up.

“When we found out we had been allocated the money everyone was absolutely over the moon.

“It is an old building but it will be fantastic when the work is finished.”

Mrs Ingleton said the modern changes to the building will benefit the children.

She added: “It will be great for the children to have a room dedicated to art and media.

“It will give them some fantastic opportunities to work on their skills.

“The one-to-one area will also be very useful.

“It’s an area which will be very helpful for those children who need a little extra support.

“I think it will all look absolutely excellent, everyone at the school is really looking forward to it.”

Mrs Ingleton said she is hoping work will be underway around Easter time to be completed by the end of the summer term.