Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) celebrated the official opening of its new primary phase on Monday 21st September, the day on which its first cohort of 30 Reception pupils spent their first whole day at the school.
To mark the occasion, the children released balloons from the playground and BSCS executive headteacher Dave Baker presented a plaque to Sharon Clark, primary phase headteacher, recognising the new facility’s membership of the Olympus Academy Trust (as part of BSCS).
Cllr Roger Avenin, Mayor of Bradley Stoke, cut a yellow ribbon to officially open the facility, assisted by the eldest and youngest students currently at BSCS – Victoria King from the Post-16 centre, and Eloise Davies from the new Reception class.
The new opening makes BSCS one of only three all-through schools (serving ages 4 to 19) in South Gloucestershire.
Speaking to The Journal after the opening, Reception class teacher Geraldine Rogers said her new pupils had settled in “really well”. Activities planned for the coming weeks include Forest School sessions (jointly with BSCS secondary students), baking and PE.
Start and finish times for the new primary phase (which has its own ‘walk-through’ entrance) have been staggered from those of the secondary phase, to ease potential congestion.
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