School marks head’s return

St Johns Primary, Spalding'May Fayre'Names: Amy Hall and Katy Llewellyn
St Johns Primary, Spalding'May Fayre'Names: Amy Hall and Katy Llewellyn
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CHILDREN and staff at a Spalding primary school are celebrating the return of the headteacher in time for their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee activities.

Paul Reid will attend the St John the Baptist School jubilee assembly tomorrow, along with pupils and parents.

A statement from St John the Baptist School said: “Following the police statement that confirmed there was no substance to the allegation made and reported in the Free Press, the staff and governors of St John’s School are delighted that our headteacher, Paul Reid, will be joining us again this week in time for our jubilee celebrations on Friday.”

Peter Garland, chair of governors, said: “I want to thank all those at the school for their support and immense hard work at this time.”

Staff and pupils will be wearing red, white and blue at the assembly in St John the Baptist Church and the celebrations that follow. Parents have been invited to join them for a garden party, fun and games and displays from each year depicting a decade of the Queen’s reign.

Tomorrow’s events follow a successful May fair on Saturday, which raised £2,030 for school funds.

It was opened by Sky TV Gadget Geek Colin Furze, who amused the crowd with the world’s fastest mobility scooter, which travels at 70mph.

There was a barbecue, fair rides, games and competitions. Local band Zebra provided some live music and Spalding School of Dance gave a hip-hop display.

School administrator Leanne Bland said: “The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was terrific.

“It could have gone on a lot longer, but it wouldn’t have happened without the Friends of the School.

“We would like to say a big thank you to them for all their hard work and help on the day.”

Parents attending tomorrow’s assembly should arrive at St John the Baptist Church, next to the school, at 11am. The garden party will follow at the school, in Hawthorn Bank, at noon and will continue throughout the afternoon.