THE firm behind a new Burton school that will not be ready until the new year is to throw open its doors for the public.
Seddon have revealed that on September 27 and 28 it will offer people the chance for a behind the scenes look at new Scientia Academy, off Belvedere Road.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the new primary school development as well as meet the construction team behind the project.
This comes after the Mail revealed that youngsters attending the school will be taught in temporary classrooms as building work will not be completed until January.
Seddon business unit manager Richard Sapcote said: “This is a great opportunity to find out more about the modern construction industry and speak to the people working in it.
“We believe in working closely with local communities. Events like this enable the public to find out more about what we do and help us attract new people into the business – something which is essential to ensure that we continue to have a skilled workforce able to meet the demands of today’s construction sector.”
The academy, sponsored by the REAch2 (Raising Educational Achievement for Children) Academy Trust, will have room for 420 pupils.
Seddon has organised two-hour guided site visits from 10am to noon and 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Friday, 27 September, and from 10am to noon on Saturday, 28 September.
The new academy building is being built using a sustainable timber frame system.
The new building, which will help meet the demand for more primary school places in Burton, will include a modern IT suite, a sensory centre and sporting facilities including tennis courts.
To book a place, head online to www.opendoorsweekend.co.uk