How Wood’s double celebration

A NEW breakfast and after-school club has been opened at a local school by St Albans MP Anne Main.

She performed the official opening of the Time Out club and its purpose-built log cabin at How Wood primary school in front of pupils, staff and parents. For many of the children it was a chance to look inside for the first time.

Headteacher Meg MacPherson said: “This is the culmination of three years of hard work by the governors, staff and our parish councillor and chair of governors Ian Getley. We envisage that the new cabin will be a wonderful resource for the community for many years to come.”

Pupils from nearby Park Street Primary School share the Time Out club which has been open since January and has already been rated as good by Ofsted. The cabin is built from wood from sustainable sources and is designed to be eco-friendly and heated using a minimal amount of power.

Mrs MacPherson added: “We knew there was a huge demand for this facility from our families, and we are delighted that the new club is now open.”

n How Wood Primary also celebrated the crowning of their 2010 Village King and Queen at the annual Sports Day.

Each year, the eldest infant class, Year 2, votes for their Village King and Queen and this year Ben and Emily were crowned in the annual ceremony. The class celebrated by performing a traditional maypole dance – taught by school secretary Barbara Gooch – in front of the school and parents.

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The head explained; “How Wood is a village with a real community spirit. Many of our parents came to school here themselves, and come back each year to celebrate with us, along with past headteachers and deputy headteachers. It is a wonderful traditional occasion with families bringing picnics and everyone participates.”