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'The William Ransom School aims to provide all its pupils with the highest possible educational opportunities. We believe that the best education is the entitlement of every child and this is realised at this School within a structured, disciplined, caring and safe environment where expectations are high.'

14 Jun 2016

Today was the day we had all been waiting for!

Today was the day we had all been waiting for!

At long last it started to look as if we really were going to have an expansion!

I arrived in the school car park at 7.30am this morning to be met by the biggest crane I had ever seen and things were starting that early!

It took the best part of the morning to get the 2 large cranes in, the paper work and risk assessments done and the first low loader in! However just in time for the children to watch from the playground, the first module appeared and was craned high above the foundations and placed carefully into position.

The weather was kind and from then on they came think and (almost) fast! The lorries were parked across North Herts, and in radio contact with one another and as long came in the next one was lined up in Stuart Drive and then in Wymondley Rd. Everything happened with military precision!

As I write this at 5.45, they are still working and another module has just rolled through the carpark. The aim is to get 8 in today and, weather permitting, all 40 will be in by Friday!

I hope you are all watching the live webcam and are excited by the process as we are!

  • The first module working round the school gates

  • The first module into the car park!

  • A very big crane!

  • Counter-weights for the crane!

  • The staff are as excited as the children!

  • In goes Number 1!

  • It was fascinating to watch!

  • Does it look big enough? Don't worry there's still another 39 to come!

  • Meanwhile another group of workmen are digging up the field!

  • First they're digging out the soak away, then it's on to the MUGA!

  • This was Number 4

  • And now number 7 - it all happens so quickly!!