By the end of last week the team had moved around 6000 cubic metres of earth, leaving around 3000 more to shift. With the Year 9s away on a battlefield tour in France, we rather aptly began this week with a pretty good attempt at recreating the muddy conditions of a WWI trench here at Kingham. The only resultant loss however, was that of one of our contractors boots, which got stuck in the mud and came off when they pulled him out!
New Sports Centre project
The fourth week of digging has concluded and as the weather has changed, so has the site.
Feeling very blessed here on the Hill, that the weather is holding and as a result we are a little ahead of schedule. This week we have one of our alumni to thank for the aerial images. Melville James was a pupil back in 1958 and we were luckily enough that he was flying over the area and took these great shots.
Mrs Austin and Mr Sheppard this week took some excellent aerial photographs of the building site, which give a far better picture of the scale of the job in hand. The digging is progressing well, but whilst it looks on the surface that lots of earth has been moved, the drone images show how much more has still to be shifted.
Today, pupils saw the first really visible sign of the Sports Centre enabling works that have been taking place over the summer.