Fruit-themed welcome for Rushmere Hall Primary School’s new headteacher

Pupils with Paul Stock at Rushmere Hall Primary School's apple-themed welcome event

Pupils with Paul Stock at Rushmere Hall Primary School's apple-themed welcome event - Credit: Archant

Pupils, parents and staff at an Ipswich primary school have welcomed their new headteacher in style.

Children at Rushmere Hall Primary School welcomed their new headteacher with an apple-themed event

Children at Rushmere Hall Primary School welcomed their new headteacher with an apple-themed event - Credit: Archant

Apple treasure hunts, apple grabbing and pin the worm were among activities enjoyed by children at Rushmere Hall Primary School’s secret garden at a special fruit-themed event which saw Paul Stock join the teaching team.

Mr Stock had previously been headteacher at Trimley St Martin Primary School.

The event, organised by Rushmere Hall’s parent fundraising team, also saw youngsters take part in a competition to see who could peel an apple with the longest piece of peel.

“This event was an example of how all members of the Rushmere community are supporting and helping to raise the profile of this improving school,” said Mr Stock.

Activities included apple bobbing and pin the worm on the apple

Activities included apple bobbing and pin the worm on the apple - Credit: Archant


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“I have received such a warm welcome from everyone here, and with the support of all members of the community we are already moving forward with improving the provision for children at our school.”

The Rushmere Hall Fundraisers started as a group back in March this year – and they have already raised £2,000 to help fund school projects.

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Initiatives currently under way include a museum at the school displaying children’s work, extra books and furniture for the library and a climbing wall for reception children.

The team would like to thank Coxy’s Fruit and Veg from Ipswich Market and Kiln Farm Nursery for supporting the event.

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