150th anniversary marked with designs FOr schOOl’s First ever Flags
An inauguration ceremony was held at Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School to dedicate a new flagpole and bless two specially designed school flags.
The event was among a series being held to mark 150 years since the school first opened on the same site in Church Hill, on May 18, 1866.
Canon Gilbert Spencer, who works within the St Michael & All Angels’ Church community in Kingsnorth, officiated at a short blessing ceremony, watched by staff, pupils in Year 3 and school council members.
One of the pair of anniversary flags has been designed by pupil Brooke.
Her prize for winning the design competition was to be able to raise her own flag, the first ever on the school site.
The flag will fly at the school entrance for the rest of the year.
Kingsnorth Primary is at the beginning of a year of celebrations, which will include a school reunion on May 15, a Victorian fayre in June, and the opening of a wildlife/sensory/ spiritual garden in the summer.
Competition was fierce during the inaugural inter-secondary event
George and Talia, from Oasthouse class, learn about history 100 years ago
Canon Gilbert Spencer with Brooke, who designed the new school flag