Sunday, 24 September 2017

Community celebrates 10th anniversary of school rebuild

CHILDREN at Nettlebed Community School celebrated the 10th anniversary of its current building.

CHILDREN at Nettlebed Community School celebrated the 10th anniversary of its current building.

More then 100 pupils had a party to mark the day in 2006 when the £2.2million development was officially unveiled by then Henley MP Boris Johnson. 

The old school buildings, which dated back to 1928, were demolished and the land was sold for housing.

The party, which was organised by the Friends of Nettlebed School, was also attended by children from Happy Days pre-school, which shares the site. Lorna Jones, head of the Friends, helped to decorate the school hall with balloons and bunting.

She said: “We wanted to have a party atmosphere for the children and for it to feel like a celebration and something a bit different. They are all sitting down together, which does not normally happen. It is a big day for the school and the village.”



The children were served a lunch of hotdogs, pasta or chips and sweetcorn or peas.

There was music, a slideshow showing the construction of the school and video messages from staff. There was also a cake made by parent Kelly Orman in the shape of “10”.

Sapphire Milne-Furneaux, 10, had made badges for fellow students, guests and members of staff to wear.

Barbara Lewis, who chairs Nettlebed Parish Council and helped source funds for the new building, said: “We’re proud of the school.”

Headteacher David Burrows said: “This is a great community occasion and it’s great to see everyone enjoying themselves.”



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