Newark: Christ Church Church of England Infants’ and Nursery School closes for last time before opening at Middlebeck in September
One of the oldest schools in Newark has closed its doors to pupils for the last time.
Christ Church Church of England Infants’ and Nursery School taught pupils at its Victoria Street building for the final time last week before children headed in to the summer holidays.
However, when summer is over and learning starts again in September, pupils will move in to their newly-built educational home at Middlebeck, a fully-fledged primary school.
During a special commemorative day, pupils had an end-of-year assembly and awards were given out.
Years one, two and three prepared a poem and prayer that they shared with the school community.
At home time, the whole school went out on to the playground and blew bubbles to the old building.
Donna Cobb, key stage one leader at Christ Church, said: “The building is Victorian and has seen many children pass through its doors.
“Staff have been busy packing up the school and getting ready to move over to the new Christ Church School at Middlebeck.
“However, they stopped to say a fond farewell to all of the happy memories on Victoria Street and mark the occasion in the school’s long history.
“The staff, governors and current pupils had a final commemorative photograph taken and the Urban and Civic team at Middlebeck came in to film some of the packing and record staff memories.”
Over the next few months, the school is keen to collect any other memories or copies of past photographs of Christ Church School and its former pupils.
Anyone with old records or photographs should get in contact with the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org