New school head shows he’s got a lot of bottle
Pupils welcome their ‘milkman’ in charge
The new head teacher at Brook Primary School has started his new role by dressing up as a milkman.
Chris Green began at the rural school, which has less than 100 pupils, on September 1, after being deputy head and acting head teacher at Ditton Infants School, near Maidstone.
Mr Green joined in with staff and pupils to celebrate World School Milk Day on Wednesday, September 27, where everyone had to dress up in milkrelated costumes and take part in a number of activities including making butter, hunting for cows, milk tasting and how to milk a cow.
Mr Green said: “I have had a busy first month in the post getting to know the children, staff and governors at Brook, and I New head teacher Chris Green joined in with pupils to celebrate World School Milk Day have quickly seen that everyone involved in the school is rightly proud of it. I have been impressed with the family-feel of the school, the dedication of the staff and the behaviour of pupils and I have particularly enjoyed seeing how much our pupils love our Forest School activities. I am looking forward to developing links with the community and providing children with real life experiences which will help them understand the ‘why’ behind their learning.”
The school is now getting ready to hold its open afternoons for parents and children who are due to start school next year. These will be held next Wednesday and on Wednesday, November 1, from 1.30pm to 3.15pm – with visitors welcome to turn up on either day.
Mr Green said: “We would love to show any prospective children and families around our small, friendly school.
“We are especially proud of our large playing field and dedicated Forest School area on site.”
‘I have had a busy first month in the post getting to know the children, staff and governors at Brook’