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Double delight as Walsingham School celebrates opening of new play space and kitchen

PUBLISHED: 18:29 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 18:37 09 March 2017

Elizabeth Meath-Baker opening the new playground at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

Elizabeth Meath-Baker opening the new playground at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

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A small village school achieved two big ambitions with the opening of a new play space and kitchen.

Children having fun at the opening of the new play area at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARDChildren having fun at the opening of the new play area at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

Walsingham C of E Primary celebrated the completion of both projects in style.

Children having fun on the new play area at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARDChildren having fun on the new play area at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

Special guest Walsingham Abbey estate officer at Elizabeth Meath-Baker pronounced the playground open before cutting the ribbon on the new kitchen.

Flipping pancakes in the new kitchen at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARDFlipping pancakes in the new kitchen at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

Pupils handed out fabulous cakes that they had made for the occasion earlier in the day.

A class playing on the newly acquired ukuleles at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARDA class playing on the newly acquired ukuleles at Walsingham Primary School. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The junior children then performed to the parents and visitors on their newly acquired ukuleles with senior teacher Marshall Schaitel.

Executive headteacher Mary Dolan said: “It is so important for children to learn the life skills of cooking and to taste the widest possible range of foods, especially those that we are able to grow in the school garden.”

The play area was funded with the help of a charitable donation and tireless fund raising by the Friends of Walsingham School.

The new kitchen was put straight into use the following day as the whole school made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

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