Mayor’s special farewell gift for school leavers
CHILDREN across the town were given a special present to celebrate the end of their school year.
The year six pupils from Pott Shrigley, St John’s, Bollington Cross and St Gregory’s Primary School were each presented with a bible as part of the town’s annual tradition.
The arrangement began in 1974 when the Old Sunday School, which had been schooling children since 1861, was demolished to make room for the new Library and Civic Hall.
A trust set up to make use of the money made from the sale of the building committed to buy every single primary school pupil a bible when they leave primary school.
The trust also funds the swimming tuition feeds, library and computers.
Coun Angela Williams, who is the mayor of Bollington, presented the bibles at a special ceremony at the Civic Hall, where Rev Marion Tugwood talked to the children about going on to high school and the enjoyment they can get from reading its lessons.
Coun Williams, who was a pupil at the Sunday School before it closed, said: “It was a lovely day and the children were very happy with their bibles.
“It’s an important part of our history in Bollington and a nice thing for the children to take home with them and hopefully keep forever.”