Staff and pupils were delighted to welcome Mrs Denise Burrows and her husband Ian along to a special assembly today. Mr and Mrs Burrows brought along past and present governors of the School Mrs Jan Holt, Mrs Joyce Lewis and Mrs Rosemary Tippet- Maudesley. The presentation was in honour of Mrs Burrows’ late parents Mr and Mrs Godfrey Jones of Stepaside. Mr and Mrs Jones had a passion for the importance of education. Mr Jones passed away earlier this year and his wish was for a donation to be made to the school to help continue to develop the great learning environment at Stepaside CP School. Mrs Burrows spoke to the Junior pupils in their assembly about how education gives you choices. An opinion which she and her two brothers hold dear, as past pupils of Stepaside School they have gone on to careers in micro biology, engineering and English lecturing.
The donation of £2055 will be put to very good use as a group is formed in the school to plan a development to the schools outdoor facilities to enable staff to continue to deliver its range of learning activities on site and to give pupils areas to be active and areas to be still. “We look forward to working with parents, friends, governors and pupils as we develop the school grounds to benefit the entire school community” commented Mr Paul Harries, Headteacher.