Bishop opens three new classrooms

PUBLISHED: 10:41 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010

THE Bishop of Crediton opened three new classrooms at All Saints Church of England Primary School. The new buildings took nine months to build and cost £770,000, of which the school raised 10 per cent through fundraising activities.

THE Bishop of Crediton opened three new classrooms at All Saints Church of England Primary School.

The new buildings took nine months to build and cost £770,000, of which the school raised 10 per cent through fundraising activities.

A special service was held in the church courtyard, on Wednesday, February 27, before the Bishop led pupils, teachers, parents and guests in a procession through the village.

The newly formed All Saints School Band played 'When the Saints go Marching in' and a celebration was held for parents and guests in the village hall.

The pupils enjoyed their own celebrations in their classrooms.

A time capsule was also buried as part of the opening ceremony.

There is still more fundraising to be done as the school aims to carry out a revamp of the existing building and a large badminton court-sized hall will be built in the future.

The next scheduled event will be a grand auction in Axminster Guildhall at 2.30pm, on Saturday, March 29.

Headteacher Christine Hollidge said: "It was a super afternoon and the sun shone out as we held the ceremony.

"The Bishop was so good with the children they have all been writing thank you letters to him.

"We hope the whole of Axminster will support us in our fundraising efforts.

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