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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
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
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.
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