January '17 didn't just represent a new year for the 420+ pupils of Bluecoat Academy Primary School, it also heralded an exciting new building.

We're proud to have played a part in the state of the art premises at Bilborough, having been commissioned by the construction company, Wates, to undertake the landscaping and planting. In the run-up to the 11th December when the project was completed and the school moved in, we were kept busy turfing, prepping, bulb and tree planting. The new school building and grounds look fabulous and the pupils are settling in well to their new environment. We will be looking after the grounds for the first year while they mature, ensuring the new planting thrives.

We were delighted to celebrate the completion of the new school building by hosting an Owl Experience day for the pupils in the new school hall. Bob Morley who runs the educational experience centre, Owl Experience, brought four of his owls to Bluecoat Academy in December. Because of the recent outbreak of bird flu, the owls were confined to the hall, but this didn't spoil anyone's enjoyment!
Bob's talk was packed full of information and facts about his beautiful and magnificent birds, and the children were encouraged to interact and ask questions, and to sketch the birds. They were also given the opportunity to handle the owls, see them fly, and learn valuable and interesting information about how they are trained and cared for.

As an extra moving-in present, we gave the school two magnificent Christmas trees ? one for the grounds of their old school while they were waiting for the handover date, and another for the new school hall ? we think the
owls appreciated it too!

We wish the staff and pupils of Bluecoat Academy Primary School all the very best in their new home.
The Streetwise Team