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Children visit their new school

PUBLISHED: 23:44 05 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

IT was hard hats for all as Ipswich school children visiting the site set to become their new school-Piper's Vale Community Primary School.

The school will bring together Orwell Junior Schools and Raeburn Infants next September for a stunning new school with views over looking the Orwell Bridge.

IT was hard hats for all as Ipswich school children visiting the site set to become their new school-Piper's Vale Community Primary School.

The school will bring together Orwell Junior Schools and Raeburn Infants next September for a stunning new school with views over looking the Orwell Bridge.

The name was chosen after consultation with children and parents from both schools and Sue Lines, head teacher at Raeburn believes the new school will bring a strong sense of community to the area.

"Having community in the title was deliberate and very important to us and there will be a strong commitment to the community. The school has rooms that can be used by other groups like parents and toddlers and the governors fought very hard for this."

Andrew Rowe is acting head at Orwell Juniors. "We were very keen that the new name should have a connection to the area and Piper's Vale Community was agreed by everybody," he said.

The children seemed excited about their future move as they were given a guided tour of the development.

"Lee-James Barwick, eight, goes to Orwell Juniors, he said: "It is a very tall building on two levels and we will be able to see lots. It will be nice having some where new to work and play."

"There will be big play grounds for us as well," said Kyle Filby, 6, from Raeburn Infants.

The new school is a two-storey buildings which will have a brand new computer room and new play areas.

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