St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School celebrated in style at the blessing and official opening and of its new Nursery.

Pupils sang as the guests assembled, then Fr Peter McGuire blessed the Nursery and Bistro, and cut the ribbon to declare them officially open!

The children were delighted to welcome guests to view their bright and spacious Early Years and Foundation Stage area.  The sun was shining and visitors were able to enjoy a tour of the beautiful outdoor play area, garden, and woodland.  Some guests couldn’t resist the temptation to try out the new slide!

A delicious celebration lunch was prepared in Bistro St Thomas, which is another new addition to the school.

The “food vision” was created over a year ago after the school outlined its ambition for great food and an open kitchen in the heart of the school.  They wanted to create a lively working kitchen where children could work alongside a head chef to learn about food, design menus and discover new taste sensations as part of a healthy, nutritious diet.

The Bistro serves breakfast and tea, as well as lunches, for those children who need wrap-around care.  It also provides morning and afternoon snacks for children in the Nursery.  Chef is able to use fruit, vegetables and herbs that the children have grown in the school garden.

Pictured below, Fr Peter McGuire (right) cuts the ribbon with Mr Andrew Truby, headteacher, and pupils from the school.

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Photograph courtesy of The Sheffield Star.