The jaws of heavy machinery tore into the bricks of a school today like a T. rex working the shoulder of a parasaurolophus. Schoolboys all over the city cheered.
The moment must have been more bittersweet for the many alumnae of St John The Evangelist, which is about 60 years old. Demolition started today on the school in preparation for its reconstruction.
The machinery started working at the back of the school. I could see only a few men working on the site, but they seemed to be making a quick job of it. Dave Bennett, the chair of the SAC, said that demolition would take a few weeks.
The new and improved school is to be ready for the 2016 school year.