News from the School

Early Years Outdoor Area opened by the Mayor

We had a wonderful time this morning as we welcomed the Mayor and her husband to officially open our wonderful new Early Years’ outdoor area.

We were delighted the Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Trueman, could join us to celebrate alongside school governors and the Sunderland Echo, who wrote about us in the weekend’s press.

Although the weather was chilly, it did stay dry as Dorothy cut the red ribbon to officially declare the outdoor area open after saying a few words to the children and staff who had gathered outside. Dorothy said she was thrilled to have been invited to our school and spoke about the importance of high quality early education saying that at Richard Avenue, it was clearly one of the highest priorities. She was so impressed with our fabulous new outdoor area and commented on the huge financial investment we have made in our youngest children to ensure they enjoy the very best experiences and are able to make a flying start in their education at Richard Avenue.

You can imagine it was a wonderful morning and an opportunity to celebrate the many strengths of our school. Our children were brilliant, and those who joined us commented on their superb behaviour as they listened well and enjoyed the event from beginning to end. Once the ribbon had been cut, Dorothy enjoyed a tour of our school led by our wonderful Head Pupils, before joining governors for a little tea party with extra special ‘outdoor area opening cupcakes’ made by our wonderful Catering Manager, Cathy.

Yet another wonderful event thoroughly enjoyed by all who joined us.