Colburn Primary School leavers celebrate with afternoon tea

Year 6 pupils at Colburn Community Primary School celebrated the end of their primary education with a socially distanced afternoon tea.

The children were able to invite a guest to the event that was held in the school hall on the last afternoon of term.

The afternoon included an awards ceremony, where children had nominated their classmates for roles that they may fulfil in the future.

The year group included a future Prime Minister, fashion designer, best-selling author, astronaut and millionaire.

The children shared their special memories of being a pupil at Colburn School, and the guests and staff enjoyed the video that the children had made.

As a surprise for the pupils, all school staff had made a humorous video for the children, demonstrating a sillier side which the pupils don’t normally see.

Angie Dale, chair of governors, provided the afternoon tea.

She said: “The children have coped well with the huge disruption to their learning.

“I wish them luck for the new chapter in their lives, beginning secondary school.”

Headteacher Jane Knowlson added: “Our afternoon tea event was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the perseverance and courage our year six pupils have shown through this challenging time.

“We are all very proud of them and know they will grow into thoughtful, caring, resilient members of our community.”