Cramlington free school celebrates its fifth anniversary

Cramlington Village Primary School pupils with their book published for the anniversary events.
Cramlington Village Primary School pupils with their book published for the anniversary events.

A pioneering primary school has been celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Cramlington Village Primary School, in Bowmont Drive, Eastfield, held a special event on Saturday to mark five years since it opened.

Among the activities on the day was the official unveiling of a new 27ft yurt to be used by children for innovative forest school activities, a visit from Santa, the publication of a commemorative book written by students about unknown Cramlington, a history of Cramlington exhibition, train rides around the town and an afternoon tea,.

The event culminated with a professional fireworks display for pupils, parents, staff and the local community to enjoy.

There was also a chance for prospective parents and the community to look around the school, which was one of the first free schools to open in the North East.

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

“We want CVPS to create a legacy in our community which extends beyond the school.”

“We also showcased a number of projects and partnerships that will help us to do this.”