GREAT Budworth CE Primary School welcomed a special guest to open their new school entrance and enjoy their summer production.

Chris Penn, director of education for the Diocese of Chester, formally opened the new entrance, which has also enabled the school to dedicate a room for small group and one to one teaching.

Sandra Finney, headteacher, said: “As a small school with strong Christian values we have always tailored our teaching to the needs of individual pupils and helped to support them in their learning and through their life experiences. This new extension to the school gives us the space to offer this to more pupils and on a more regular basis whilst giving a more welcoming area for visitors to the school."

Mr Penn then enjoyed an outdoor performance of 'Mystery at Magpie Manor' – a whodunnit set in the 1920s.

Speaking to the pupils and parents after the performance, Mr Penn talked about how the new building was the next step in the history of the school, but that the memories and experiences of the children were what kept that history alive for future generations of children.

The school are also very proud to have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark for promoting competition and opportunities for all to participate in sports. The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed a variety of new sports including roller blading, archery and fencing.

The school has a few spaces still available for children starting Preschool or Reception in September. Call 01606 891383