Birthday bash for Bury St Edmunds school

Owen Decarterer offically opening the new building at Abbots Green Community Primary School on Wednesday
Owen Decarterer offically opening the new building at Abbots Green Community Primary School on Wednesday
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A day of celebrations marked the 10th anniversary of Abbots Green Community Primary School in Bury St Edmunds this week.

Pupils at the Airfield Road school spent much of Wednesday taking part in fun activities outdoors as part of the celebrations.

Thomas Powell, who was celebrating his 10th birthday along with Abbots Green, cutting the cake

Thomas Powell, who was celebrating his 10th birthday along with Abbots Green, cutting the cake

As well as bread making on an open fire, they enjoyed orienteering, rock climbing, geo-caching, an inflatable obstacle course, flag painting, den building, archery, bottle rockets and team games.

Every child and staff member was presented with a commemorative T-shirt and a cup cake to mark the special occasion and in the afternoon they gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the school’s new Key Stage 2 building.

Cocksedge Builders, the contractors for the new building, and children’s parents were among visitors welcomed throughout the day.

Headteacher Heidi Franklin said “We are absolutely delighted to officially open the Key Stage 2 building at Abbots Green today and to celebrate the school’s 10th anniversary.

Andrea Puscasu making bread

Andrea Puscasu making bread

“Seeing over 360 children active, engaged and thoroughly enjoying the event has been truly superb – and the special additions of T-shirts and cakes have resulted in a truly memorable day for the whole Abbots Green community.”

The celebrations proved particularly memorable for birthday boy Thomas Powell who also turned 10 on Wednesday and was given the honour of cutting the Abbots Green birthday cake, made by Karen Byford, a parent at the school.

Staff at Abbots Green

Staff at Abbots Green

Ruby Stark and goalkeeper

Ruby Stark and goalkeeper

Thomas Midforth and Ryan Edwards enjoy archery

Thomas Midforth and Ryan Edwards enjoy archery

Alfie Singer rock climbing

Alfie Singer rock climbing

Ruby Hickford having inflatable fun

Ruby Hickford having inflatable fun

Flag painting

Flag painting