Building work should soon be underway at Croxley Danes School after a breaking ground ceremony, held last week at Baldwins Lane in the village.
The ceremony saw headteacher Stephen Thompson, accompanied by Executive Headteacher, Dr Josephine Valentine, mark the start of the building work by digging a ceremonial first turf. They were then presented with an engraved spade to have on display at the school.
The afternoon’s proceedings started with a visit by the site’s falconer. He showed the assembled visitors how he has been using his Harris hawk to prevent birds from nesting in the trees which were due to be felled.
A number of representatives from Kier, the main contractor, were joined by the Project Lead from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Chris Borderick, who has been working with Mr Thompson on the development of the school for a number of years.