STEVEN Downes is living every schoolboy's dream - he's going back to his old school to knock it down.
The building boss was a pupil at Sawston Village College in Cambridgeshire from 1979 to 1984.
He left the school with GCEs in English and maths and a CSE in Spanish before forging a career in construction.
Now he is managing director of Peterborough-based Bernard Ward, which has picked up the contract to demolish part of the school before replacing it with a £1.6 million music and arts centre.
Mr Downes said: 'I still come to Sawston regularly as my mother lives across the road from the school.
'I can now pay a site visit every time I come to see her.'
Sawston Village was the first community school in England acting as a comprehensive during the day and a home for adult students in the evening.
The revamp will also include refurbishment of the school's sports centre.
Bernard Ward employs a workforce of around 50 people and has a turnover of more than £10 million.
The college contract is scheduled to be finished by the end of this year.