New beginnings for Northway
Young and old join together in celebration
The new Northway Primary School in Wavertree was opened in a special service led by former students.
Four-year-old James Fearns, who is the school’s youngest pupil and 88-year-olds Majorie Fletcher and Dorothy Stewart, who attended the original school back in the 1930s, cut the ribbon to the new building. The new school includes a dedicated cooking room, 4D immersive learning space, outdoor classrooms with canopies and a ‘Spanish Step’ area for assemblies and performances. The outdoor space includes a raised green mound with a tunnel, which is proving popular with pupils and has been nicknamed the ‘Teletubby mound’ because of its similarity to the landscape in the TV series. To mark the day, pupils buried a time capsule, which included a song written by pupils and a DVD of the previous school, to be reopened in 2035. Headteacher Paul Anderson said: “This has been an incredible journey and experience for the whole school as we have been able to have so much of a say in the design of the new building.
“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to create a new facility which will be used by generations of pupils.
“The whole school community is incredibly thrilled as it’s a wonderful environment to learn and work in.”