Celebrating the first year with fireworks

A pioneering primary school in Cramlington celebrates its first birthday this week with a professional fireworks display.

The fireworks on Friday will cap a full day of celebrations to mark a year since Cramlington Village Primary School (CVPS) opened in the autumn term of 2012.

In the morning there will be a whole-school birthday celebration assembly, followed at 9.15am by a grand reveal of a unique entrance foyer mural which the school’s children have created with local artist Daniel Weatheritt.

At 1pm the children will enjoy a magic show, followed at 1.45pm by a release of balloons.

Parents, grandparents, carers and people from the local community can join in the celebrations from 2.30pm to 5.30pm when CVPS will be holding a free-entrance open day which will feature stalls, fairground rides, a climbing wall, face-painting and refreshments.

It will also be a chance for existing and prospective parents as well as members of the local community to come and look around the school and see what the children, staff and volunteers have been up to over the past year.

CVPS school principal Debbie Wylie said: “We wanted to celebrate with the local community all the hard work that’s been done over the last year by the children, their parents and carers, the staff and governors.”

The day will end with the firework display at 6pm. Entry wristbands are available from the school office for £2 per adult and £1 per child.