AS planners decide the fate of an application to build a new hall and classroom at Chawton Primary School, pupils have put their own views on what it is like to go without.

Unlike most other children, their school does not have a hall which means that for big events they have to rely on the village hall. This new facility could change their young lives.

A full version of this story will be found in the Alton Herald of December 1, 2000.