Last week, Farmborough Church Primary School formally opened its new classroom. It was a joyful occasion attended by the Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset, Cherry Beath, the popular local Councillor Sally Davis as well as the tireless Midsomer Norton Councillor Michael Evans representing Tim Warren the leader of BANES. The presence of a number of Council representatives, including some senior civil servants, was entirely appropriate as it had implemented the project and seen it to a successful conclusion. Officialdom and the bureaucracy are often soft targets for politicians so it is good to be able to say thank you for an important piece of work completed to a high standard.
The beneficiaries of this endeavour are the children who now have extra space necessitated by the popularity of the school. It is a well led institution with clear direction from its dynamic headmaster, Darren Roberts. This shone through at the assembly that was put on by some of the youngest pupils. They all performed with enthusiasm and courage, each in turn taking the microphone to tell the audience about their trip to the zoo. The whole school had gone which seemed a tricky logistically arrangement but all had gone to plan except for one poor girl whose picnic had been eaten by a rather greedy duck.
Performing in public at a young age is not an easy things to do, many adults find it hard yet it is a good preparation for later life. It builds self-confidence which is so useful in many spheres. Thus, a great learning experience was taking place behind the cover of an entertainment. The whole school appears such a happy place and that must be the best foundation for learning.