Top marks for school fire rebuild

Pictured at the Topping Out Ceremony at Campsmount Technology College are (L-R) Andy Sprakes, Head teacher, Mayor Peter Davies, Dave Price, Business Unit Director Wates Construction and pupils Richard Murgatroyd (13), Caitlin Longley (13) and Anna Martland (11). Picture: Shaun Flannery
Pictured at the Topping Out Ceremony at Campsmount Technology College are (L-R) Andy Sprakes, Head teacher, Mayor Peter Davies, Dave Price, Business Unit Director Wates Construction and pupils Richard Murgatroyd (13), Caitlin Longley (13) and Anna Martland (11). Picture: Shaun Flannery

Construction work on the £10.7 million rebuilding of a Doncaster secondary school destroyed by fire has reached its peak.

For Campsmount Technology College reached a significant milestone when the building was recently crowned with a roof.

Headteacher Andy Sprakes and his pupils held a special topping out ceremony to bring good luck to the school.

The ceremony, historically held when the construction of a new building’s uppermost point is taking place, was also attended by elected mayor Peter Davies and bosses from Wates Construction.

Mr Sprakes said: “It has been wonderful to watch the new building take shape. The enthusiasm this transformation is creating can be seen on the faces of all our staff and students.”

The original school buildings, in Ryecroft Road, Norton, were ravaged by the blaze, sparked by an electrical fault, in December 2009. The project is scheduled for completion in April.