New school head shows he’s got a lot of bot­tle

Pupils welcome their ‘milk­man’ in charge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View - By Kristina Cur­tis

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’

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