Corridor's roar-some makeover at Peterborough academy

Pupils at Fulbridge Academy can now travel millions of years back in time and enjoy an even greater dinosaur experience - thanks to a generous donation and the hard work of staff.

Saturday, 25th November 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:54 am
Principal Ben Erskine with sponsor Michael Simeoni from Nationwide School Uniforms and year 1 pupils looking at the new Dinosaurs corridor at the school. EMN-171114-131223009

Over a number of years the school’s corridors have come to life with impressive artwork - from a Tudor Street, to an Anderson Shelter and Sherlock Holmes’ house, in keeping with topics the pupils work on .

But the dinosaurs themed corridor was looking a little tired, said principal Ben Erskine, and in need of a revamp.

He added: “A couple of years ago we changed uniform providers to Nationwide School Uniforms and they have been brilliant. At one of our regular meetings I asked if they were interested in sponsoring one of the corridors so we could update the dinosaurs. We wanted to make it as real and dramatic as we could and they were happy to get involved.”

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Pupils travelling around the school are now greeted by a 3D T-Rex (as seen in the photograph), a stegosaurus, triceratops and more - including a flying teradactyl.

There is also a fossil tunnel with shrubbery and bark to give it an authentic feel - as well as lifelike dinosaur bones and eggs.

And it was all brought to life by hardworking, talented and enthusiastic staff members, added Mr Erskine.

Michael Simeoni, from National School Uniforms, said: “We try to build strong relationships with the schools and that is certainly the case with Fulbridge, which is a very forward thinking school.

“We want to build long-term relationships and if we can help out in any way then we will.”