28th Oct, 2020

Digging deep to get school open

Aaron Wise 14th Dec, 2017

AN EVESHAM primary school dug deep to clear the snow this week so pupils could both learn and have fun.

While most schools across the Vale closed their doors on Tuesday due to the heavy snowfall, staff at St Andrew’s CE School, in Hampton, put in a mighty effort to make sure they opened theres.

Key Stage 1 youngsters wrapped up warm as they performed their Christmas nativity, ‘A Midwife Crisis’ in front of friends and family, whilst the Maryman’s Road school’s reception children visited ‘Santa’s Grotto’ at Smart Trees in Bishampton, where they met reindeer and received a present from the man himself.

Andrea Bailey, headteacher at St Andrew’s, said: “Having established that local roads were clear and routes safe for children to travel, it was a huge team effort to make sure the school was safe for the children to be in on Tuesday.

“We’re very proud and grateful to the staff, children and their families for the help and support. The snow just added extra festive atmosphere and spirit.”

  • THE SCHOOL is also celebrating after securing a partnership with United Sport Karate Organisation to offer an after school Karate Club.

    The Maryman’s Road school is the first in Evesham and the surrounding area to offer such a club, where youngsters are able to become members, receive suits and take gradings for different coloured belts.

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