School celbrates new extension

A TINY village school has had many reasons to celebrate this year - with the opening of a new extension the latest cause for cheers from its pupils.

A TINY village school has had many reasons to celebrate this year - with the opening of a new extension the latest cause for cheers from its pupils.

Nacton primary, which has 84 pupils, has had its facilities improved with the addition of a new early years' classroom, outdoor play area, toilets, library, cookery room and creation of a new hall.

The buildings at the Church of England Primary School were officially opened by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the Rt Rev Nigel Stock.

Bishop Nigel and friends of the school were entertained in the new hall by the school's brass band, African drumming, recitations, singing and recorder playing.


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Pupils also performed a version of the Bob the Builder song as a tribute to the construction companies May Gurney and Carter, who completed the work.

Headteacher Elizabeth Ditton said it had been a remarkable year for the school.

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It was judged to be outstanding - the top mark - across all areas in its Ofsted inspection, and was the first school in Suffolk and the East of England to be awarded the Bronze Award in the FoodforLife Partnership with the Soil Association for its commitment to developing a healthy lifestyle for its pupils and staff.

“This has been an amazing year and it is wonderful to have such a beautiful new building to further enrich our pupils' learning and enjoyment,” said Mrs Ditton.

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