Students get construction, engineering lessons during tour of new Blacksburg school

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Students put on their hard hats Wednesday and got a lesson about construction and engineering at their new school in Blacksburg.

Fourth grade students from St. John Neumann Academy saw the inner workings of an active construction site. The new building is twice as big as the current school and will have room for more than double the students.

"We just can't grow where we are and so being able to enroll new students is beyond exciting," said Julia Wharton, the school director.

"It was a really exciting thing to see and and all that's inside," said Omar Lopez, a fourth grade student.

The new space includes a chapel, a multipurpose room with a stage, and a clinic. It's scheduled to open this fall.