Tyne & Wear

Work begins on new £6.5m Durham primary school

School children joined council officials for the sod cutting ceremony
Image caption School children joined council officials for the sod cutting ceremony

Work has begun on a new £6.5m primary school in Durham which will open its doors to pupils in 2013.

Greenland Community Primary School will be a replacement for the current school and will be built on land opposite the war memorial at South Moor.

The school will have places for 360 pupils and will include a multi use games area and community facilities.

Councillor Claire Vasey said it would "provide a much needed facility to raise the profile of the area".

School children joined council officials for the sod cutting ceremony.

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