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.
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.
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.