School’s new ex­ten­sion gets the thumbs up

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

PRI­MARY school pupils wel­comed a Bishop to show off their brand new ex­ten­sion.

Bishop Libby Lane was in­vited to Bollinborok Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School, on Abbey Road, to see the new hall ex­ten­sion.

She led an as­sem­bly for the whole school and was joined by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Gov­ern­ing Board and the Friends of Bollinbrook.

The chil­dren wel­comed the Bishop of Stock­port by singing a song which they had writ­ten them­selves in sup­port of the Silk­life Food Bank.

This was fol­lowed by an ad­dress by the Bishop on the theme of fam­i­lies.

Af­ter­wards the Bishop blessed the new build­ing be­fore the chil­dren sang again.

Fol­low­ing the open­ing Bishop Libby was given a tour of the school by school coun­cil­lors Kate Gamwell and Fred­die Young.

They vis­ited each class­room, meet­ing the chil­dren and staff and find­ing out about life at the school.

Head­teacher Mike Wa­ters said “It was lovely to have Bishop Libby with us and for her to bless our new ex­ten­sion.

“We are very grate­ful to the Friends of Bollinbrook who helped to raise funds for the project along­side t he Gov­ern­ing Board and the Dio­cese of Ch­ester.

“We are very ex­cited about the new space and have lots of plans to put it to good use.”

The new ex­ten­sion al­lows ex­tra space for a range of ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and clubs and thanks to the in­clu­sion of slid­ing par­ti­tions the space can also be used cre­atively dur­ing the day to al­low for a range of ad­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties to take place.

●● Head­teacher Mike Wa­ters wel­comed Bishop Libby to the cel­e­bra­tion

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