Triple opening for Beaupre school

Beaupre School opening of new Mosiac tiled wall'left to right back Carl Armiger (tiler),  Graham Mayer (Chair of Governors) Cllr Chris Crofts, Terry Martin (artist) and Alison Hunt (Ass. Manager Topps Tiles who donated the tiles)
Beaupre School opening of new Mosiac tiled wall'left to right back Carl Armiger (tiler), Graham Mayer (Chair of Governors) Cllr Chris Crofts, Terry Martin (artist) and Alison Hunt (Ass. Manager Topps Tiles who donated the tiles)

IT was a busy end of term for staff and pupils at Beaupre Community Primary School in Outwell with three official opening ceremonies.

Everyone gathered for the official opening of a Jubilee Garden by local councillor, Chris Crofts.

Beaupre School official opening of of Jubilee Garden by Cllr Chris Crofts. with Tina Golding (Goldings brought the flowers), Judith Skelton (Head teacher) and Graham Mayer Chair of Governors

Beaupre School official opening of of Jubilee Garden by Cllr Chris Crofts. with Tina Golding (Goldings brought the flowers), Judith Skelton (Head teacher) and Graham Mayer Chair of Governors

The garden has been created to brighten up the front of the school and the flowers are in red, white and blue to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The school received £100 from Outwell Parish Council with other help from village business, Golding Feeds and Nursery Ltd, who provided the flowers and helped with the design.

The garden has a special commemorative plaque.

A mosaic wall was also unveiled. Headteacher Judith Skelton explained artist-in-residence Terry Martin worked with the children and staff to make individual tiles which have been fixed on to an external wall facing the playground.

Beaupre School opening of new refubished foundation area by Cllr Chris Crofts

Beaupre School opening of new refubished foundation area by Cllr Chris Crofts

A total of 165 tiles were decorated on the theme of “Our Immediate Countryside” and include images of animals, birds, fish and crops.

Cornerstone East Anglia Ltd provided the render for the wall, Topps Tiles provided the white tiles and Paul Collard and parent Carl Arminger did the tiling.

Finally, a newly refurbished foundation area was opened.

This will improve outdoor facilities for the children as the area has a canopy, new flooring and a new fence.

Terry Martin has painted a rural local scene and Golding Feeds and Nursery have planted a sensory garden.

The area includes a new sandpit for the children and a digging area.