Pupils and staff organised a fantastic community event, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Residents of the village, pupils from other local schools and members of the community visited the school and enjoyed a range of activities. The Mayor Martin Wrigley was also a special guest at the event.
Even in the pouring rain, the children performed songs and dances under the gazebos, and then visitors could enjoy a lovely fair trade cafe with superb cream teas and take part in some fair trade games and competitions. They also had the opportunity to read with the children, learn the guitar and practise their cross stitch.
Each class created an exhibition of their superb writing and a local artist KT Hemmings worked with each class to produce a collaborative piece of artwork, celebrating Cockwood Primary School. This was both a commemorative piece (Cockwood is 145 years old) and also a celebration of the talents of our pupils, where each child has contributed.
Local resident Joy Taylor commented: “What a marvellous event for residents. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the school, listening to the children read, and meeting new people. The cream teas were particularly good and the exhibition was first class. Thank you.”
The event was a brilliant success, and we are thankful to the Big Lottery Fund for supporting this event. We hope to continue to do many more community events in the future. Don’t forget our annual Farmers’ Market – coming in June!