Sunday afternoon, March 12th was a big day in the school’s history.
Over 250 people attended the service of thanksgiving and blessing led by the Bishop of Colchester and Reverend John Hall at St Etheldreda’s Church. Then followed entertainment consisting of singing and instrumental pieces from the pupils in the new school hall,
‘Phillers’ provided the refreshments and the home made cakes were very popular.
Jane of ‘Passion Flowers’ had made the floral arrangements in the school colours, for the church and the entrance hall at school.
All the school’s staff had worked hard to make sure the school looked its absolute best for the day.
It was an extremely happy occasion and the whole school, including the new classrooms, was open for viewing.
Guests included Brooks Newmark, MP, Alan Hurst, the MP who originally helped the campaign for a new hall, Canon Peter Hartley from the Diocese, building contractors and the architect, Governors past and present, Mrs Sue Bennett, the previous headmistress, many parents and pupils, past and present, and many people from the village.
The guests of honour were last year’s year 6 who cut the ribbon (held by the MPs) to mark the official opening.
The new buildings have made such a difference to the pupils and staff at the school, who are enjoying the space and the facilities enormously.