Pupils’ takeover is a first class day

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Teachers at Surfleet Primary School had to be on their best behaviour on children’s takeover day.

Pupils were suited and booted for roles usually taken by adult members of staff.

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'Reading skills for Lucy Skells with T/A Esther Skells. 'Photo: SG231112-157TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'Reading skills for Lucy Skells with T/A Esther Skells. 'Photo: SG231112-157TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Some chose to be teachers and others teaching assistants, caretakers, secretaries and, of course, the top job of headteacher.

Rachel Parsons, clerical assistant, said: “When a number of children wanted to do the same job they were interviewed for it by the headteacher.

“At one point we had a mock fire drill and two five-year-olds were counting how many children they had got.

“It was very sweet.”

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'Teacher Zak Male at whiteboard with Alica Ward, Ellis Wand, Maddie Towell.'Photo: SG231112-156TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'Teacher Zak Male at whiteboard with Alica Ward, Ellis Wand, Maddie Towell.'Photo: SG231112-156TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Also on the day, Royal Horticultural Society certificates were presented to pupils for achieving their first benchmark by developing a garden and producing food to be consumed in school.

They are now making a greenhouse out of plastic bottles.

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'With cert - Alicia Healands, Andrew Lucas, Elly Simpson, front - Taylor Weibel, Edward Skells,'Photo: SG231112-152TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'With cert - Alicia Healands, Andrew Lucas, Elly Simpson, front - Taylor Weibel, Edward Skells,'Photo: SG231112-152TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'head Andrew Lucas looks in on Spencer Grooby and Billie-Jo Taylor.'Photo: SG231112-154TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Childrens takeover day and RHS certificate pres, Surfleet Sch.'head Andrew Lucas looks in on Spencer Grooby and Billie-Jo Taylor.'Photo: SG231112-154TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto