Pupils roll up for Big Top day

Cobain Peck, Andy Clark, principal, and Sonny Branson, at Sheridan School open day
Cobain Peck, Andy Clark, principal, and Sonny Branson, at Sheridan School open day

IT WAS a bittersweet goodbye for pupils at a special school this week as the Big Top came to town.

Priory Sheridan School, a specialist residential school for 10-19-year-olds based in Northwold, saw a number of leavers go on their way on Friday at the school’s open day.

The school’s pupils, who have social, behavioural and emotional difficulties, were treated to a circus workshop including juggling, diablo throwing, face painting and a variety of fairground stalls.

Andy Clark, principal, said the day was ‘fantastic and fun’.

“There was lots of participation from the students who gave a hilarious performance to parents and other guests who entered into the spirit of the day and tried their hands at the various activities.

“The day was tinged with sadness as we said goodbye to our leavers but I hope that our quality education and care has equipped them to progress with their lives in a positive and successful way,” he said.

The school’s chefs also joined in the fun, preparing hot dogs, burgers, toffee apples and candy floss.

The open day also serves as a chance for parents and carers to discuss progress with teachers.