150th an­niver­sary marked with de­signs FOr schOOl’s First ever Flags

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4213157

Com­pe­ti­tion was fierce dur­ing the in­au­gu­ral in­ter-sec­ondary event

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4213162

Ge­orge and Talia, from Oast­house class, learn about his­tory 100 years ago

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Canon Gil­bert Spencer with Brooke, who de­signed the new school flag

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