School's opening marked by ribbon-cutting ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:35 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:35 07 October 2016

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Haywood Village Academy, in Whitney Crescent. Picture: Briana Millett

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Haywood Village Academy, in Whitney Crescent. Picture: Briana Millett

Briana Millett

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Haywood Village Academy to mark its official opening.

The academy, in Whitney Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, welcomed its first students in September and their families were all invited to the ceremony on September 16.

Haywood Village Academy has just 32 reception pupils at the moment, but once full it will house 420 children.

A special opening assembly was held for children and their families on Thursday and students were asked to take in a family photograph which will be buried 
in a time capsule on the school’s site.

Steve Taylor, chief executive of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) – a multi-academy trust which sponsors Haywood Village Academy – and Mandy Milsom, who is executive principal for primaries within the CLF, were also at the event.

Principal Craig Jones told the Mercury: “This is a really special moment. We are really excited by the opportunity these children are going to get. It’s all about getting these children off to a good start.”

* See more pictures from inside Haywood Village Academy here.

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