Youngsters lend hand in school decor

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YOUNGSTERS have been lending a helping hand as part of a makeover project at their primary school.

Under the direction of newly appointed headteacher Ruth Wackett, Snainton School is undergoing a series of improvements to upgrade the building, for which pupils have been asked to add their own creative touch.

Mrs Wackett, who took over at the start of the new term, said: “We’re doing a toilet refurbishment programme, updating and modernising the toilets to make the children feel more comfortable.

“The children have been very involved; they chose the colour scheme and one of the parents thought it would be a nice idea to do personalised tiles.”

The school’s 51 pupils will each have a tile put up in either the boys or girls toilets which are due to be refurbished during the Easter break.

Pupils have also received help from Natasha Halkyard, owner of Pot Doodle ceramic studio in Thornton Le Dale, who will be making a series of visits to the school, aiding the children as they make and finalise their tiles.

Mrs Wackett added: “We’ve involved Natasha at Pot Doodle and the children have each begun to work on a tile decorated with handprints, fish and flowers. The children loved the activity, they loved having their hands painted and just really enjoyed it.”

Further plans to improve the school’s exterior and gardens are set to take place in the coming year.