Lord Lieutenant Opens New Infant School
Friday, 02 July 2010
Mr Warren Smith JP, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, officially opened Bolton School's new Infant School, Beech House in a plaque unveiling ceremony held at the School on 1 July.
In full regalia, the Lord Lieutenant, addressed an audience of over 200 boys and girls aged 4 to 7 years old as well as distinguished guests which included governors, former Headmistress, Miss Joyce Boston and former and current teachers as well as governors and representatives from Cassidy and Ashton and Seddons - the designers and builders of the state-of-the-art building.
Addressing the children, the Lord Lieutenant apologised that the Queen herself could not be here as she is away in Canada but, as her representative, he was delighted to officially open the new building. He told the pupils that Beech House is a special school and that they must work hard whilst remembering to enjoy themselves. He finished by wishing all at the school, good luck and good health in the future.
Conscious that it was the Lord Lieutenant's birthday, the School then surprised him by producing a birthday cake, kindly donated by Park Cakes Bolton, and he duly blew out the candles in front of the audience.
It is just over a year since the children excitedly processed from their old school into the brand new building, carrying balloons and singing songs. Mrs Crawforth, Head of the Infant School, said: "The children love their new school and appreciate having more space and even more up-to-date equipment. They also love the school grounds in which they can run around."
Whist the guests enjoyed a buffet lunch and tour of the school, pupils had a picnic lunch and were delighted by the juggling and antics of children's entertainers.