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Children make their mark on new Bellerive FCJ Catholic College building

Pupils from Bellerive FCJ Catholic School for girls in Sefton Park, Liverpool, have made their mark on their new school, by signing their names on part of the steelwork frame.

Morgan Sindall plc, along with subcontractor Leach Structural Steel Works, arranged for 16 of the school’s pupils to visit the steel beam manufacturing factory in Preston.

Here, they were given a presentation on the steel fabrication process, a tour of the factory and signed one of the steel columns which has now been installed in the new school’s main entrance.

Students were also presented with a steel plaque engraved with the school’s FCJ (Faithful Companions of Jesus) values which had been prepared specially for the school to keep. A second plaque was also made to be installed above the main entrance in the new building.

Barry Roberts, North West area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “It is really important to involve the pupils in such a big change to their school. The new building will make a great difference to their learning surroundings and we felt this was a perfect way to engage them with the new building and allow them to feel a part of it.

“Their names will be up there for as long as the building stands. The pupils really enjoyed the site visit to the factory and we’re looking forward to involving them further as work progresses.”

The project will see a new £5.6 million teaching and sixth form block being built on Aigburth Drive for June 2016. The work will see the school campus get remodelled and the main entrance moved from its current location on Windermere Terrace, to the new building.

The work forms part of the £169 million Liverpool Schools Investment Programme.