Video: William Barcroft pupils learn about planning permission and building
PUPILS donned builders hats and painters clothes as they learnt the process of planning permission and building.
Children at William Barcroft Junior School took part in the Build A Better School day as the school is undergoing an extension of two classrooms.
They were given a project to build music studios to sports halls and applied for planning permission, designed the build and got quotes for how much it would cost.
Head teacher and site manager for the day Claire Constantopoulous said: "The children have loved it and they have had a fantastic time – however, they will be disappointed when they realise their designs won't be built!
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"Our builders from the site have been round and spoken to the students about what is involved with building.
"I think they have realised there is much more to the process with planning permission beforehand."
The school is being extended because of an increase in pupil numbers, and this year's intake will increase to 90 from 75.
Pupil Sophie Setterfield, 8, was dressed as a painter. She said: "I have learnt how to draw a blue print design and I am helping with the building of an art and design studio.
"I have been drawing plug sockets and how many windows the building has.
"It is quite complicated so I wouldn't want to be involved in this job when I'm older; I want to be a model so I can visit New York."
Lewis Clarke, 9, was a builder for the science laboratory project, he added: "In the laboratory there will be benches and different chemicals in it.
"I've really enjoyed dressing up because I really feel like I'm part of it."
Ben Sarbutt, 8, was a builder with cement on a board, he said: "I made the cement myself and I was really excited about dressing up today.
"There have been lots of problems today with the design, but it is working out now."
The boss of the builders, dressed in a very smart suit, was 11-year-old Samuel Grant.
"I have enjoyed bossing everyone about," he said.
"There is a lot of hard work involved directing everyone what to do.
"I have been helping the builders who are creating the sports hall, which has got a gym in it."