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Schoolgirls are flourishing says head

PUBLISHED: 19:59 20 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:41 03 March 2010

LIKE young plants the girls of Amberfield School are growing and flourishing under the care of their teachers.

Those were the words of headteacher Louise Amphlett Lewis as she welcomed scores of parents to the school's annual Founders' Day ceremony.

LIKE young plants the girls of Amberfield School are growing and flourishing under the care of their teachers.

Those were the words of headteacher Louise Amphlett Lewis as she welcomed scores of parents to the school's annual Founders' Day ceremony.

As well as paying tribute to the school's excellent GCSE results, Mrs Amphlett Lewis highlighted the work of the art and drama departments and numerous school trips which had all contributed to the colour of school life.

Pupils had enjoyed a visit to Thomas Gainsborough's house in Sudbury and an exhibition of photographs taken there were on display, she said.

Students had also visited the Royal Academy summer exhibition, the French Alps and the old operating theatre at St Thomas's hospital, to name a few.

"Which every way I examine the GCSE results they are a huge tribute to the teachers and pupils here."

The Founders' Day ceremony began with the school choir singing Cantilena before the Reverend Canon Geoffrey Grant, who is also a governor, blessed the school and chairman of governors Roy Thomas made a welcome address.

Among the guests who attended yesterday's event was the chair of Suffolk Coastal District Council Doreen Savage, the mayor of Woodbridge Les Binns and the mayor of Ipswich Maureen Carrington Brown.

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