Children from St Peter's Church of England Primary School, Tunbridge Wells, were out and about in Hawkenbury in September, to visit the site where their brand new school is set to be built.
Kent County Council is now overseeing the delivery of the school, which has been specifically designed to meet the needs of St Peter's. The school, rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, will have space for at least 70 additional pupils as a result of the relocation.
Hollyfields offers an ideal setting for the school, with several public outdoor play areas, alongside green open spaces, three new ponds and wetlands where families can enjoy nature on their doorstep.
The students' visit was marked by burying a time capsule, set to be uncovered by pupils in 2069. Contents were curated by current students and include poems, diary entries and guides to Hawkenbury; all intended to give the next generation an idea of life in Hawkenbury today.
Headteacher of St Peter's Church of England Primary School, Miss. Lynn Goreham added, "The children really enjoyed thinking about what best represents life in 2019, and the messages they want to send to the children of the future. We're all looking forward to the new school being ready and hope that the children will continue to visit the site of the time capsule for years to come."
The pupils were joined by Berkeley's Managing Director, Peter Smith, who said, "This is an exciting moment for both the children of St Peter's and Hollyfields. The creation of Hollyfields by Berkeley has made the move of the school possible, and we are proud that the development will provide brand new facilities for the children of Hawkenbury to enjoy for years to come."
Prices for the first release of three, four and five-bedroom homes start from £550,000. Help to Buy is also available on selected three-bedroom homes. For further information, please call 01892 888 650 or visit www.hollyfields-hawkenbury.co.uk