Children revel in top honours

The Bishop of Lancaster the Right Reverend Geoff Pearson visited St. Chad's Primary School in Poulton to officially open the new nursery.
The Bishop of Lancaster the Right Reverend Geoff Pearson visited St. Chad's Primary School in Poulton to officially open the new nursery.
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TINY tots at a Poulton nursery were delighted when a special visitor gave their new facilities his seal of approval.

The Bishop of Lancaster officially opened Poulton St Chad’s nursery and also visited the adjoining primary school to present a national award to a team of pupils dedicated to promoting ethical trading.

The Right Reverend Geoff Pearson handed the eco-team at Poulton St Chad’s CE Primary School with their National Fairtrade School award yesterday.

Headteacher Pete Hyland said: “It was wonderful to get the award and know that doing our little bit is recognised.

“If everyone does a little bit for Fairtrade then we contribute to people’s wellbeing and that’s at the core of Christianity – many drops make a flood.”

Fairtrade work in the school is led by a team of eight pupils, former teacher Mary Cammack and teacher Rosemary Brown.

Rev Pearson spoke to the pupils before cutting the ribbon at the new Poulton St Chad’s Nursery, which opened within the school grounds in October after demand from parents.

Nursery owner Michaela Hancock, herself a former pupil, said: “Parents were asking about having a nursery, so it’s like a one stop shop for them.

“We work very closely with the school so we can share resources.”