Flying high at primary school

PUBLISHED: 14:36 16 November 2006 | UPDATED: 21:26 29 May 2010

From left; Rev Tim Goodbody, Janet Matthews; Toby Hills and Rev Ruth Goodbody

From left; Rev Tim Goodbody, Janet Matthews; Toby Hills and Rev Ruth Goodbody

AN OWL flying display was one of the entertainments that marked the opening of two new facilities at Stebbing Primary School, on Friday The opening of the Maynard Montessori Nursery and a new all-weather play surface started with a blessing from Reverends

AN OWL flying display was one of the entertainments that marked the opening of two new facilities at Stebbing Primary School, on Friday

The opening of the Maynard Montessori Nursery and a new all-weather play surface started with a blessing from Reverends Tim and Ruth Goodbody, the new vicars at St Mary's Church.

This was followed by a ribbon cutting that was performed by pupils Toby Hills, 11, and Henrietta White, two, who were chosen because Toby is the oldest pupil in the school and Henrietta is the youngest nursery school pupil.

After the formal ceremonies had taken place, pupils took part in a flying themed fun day.

This included a flying display by the Owl Time Team, a challenge to build the best paper aeroplane and kite flying.

Headteacher Janet Matthews said: "The opening of these new facilities marks the culmination of years of hard work undertaken by all of the school community.

"We are now able to enjoy a superb, flat, safe play area all year round."

Before the new nursery was opened, children who could not get a place at the Patricia Pilgrim Nursery School in the village had to be taken by parents to attend nurseries in Dunmow.

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