The High Sheriff of Cheshire has praised the ‘wonderful children and facilities’ at Grosvenor Park CE Academy.
Robert Mee DL visited to officially open the spacious new sports hall, which takes up the whole third floor of the Chester school.
He also enjoyed a tour of the extensively renovated school, which is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT), along with songs from the school choir and sports demonstrations.
The High Sherriff said: “For a city centre school to have such terrific facilities is very special indeed and I can tell from the smiling faces of the children just how happy they are here.
“They were unbelievably excited to welcome me, which I’m delighted about. They had terrific questions and were so interested in the history of the High Sheriff role and its relationship to the queen.
“Both the children and the school are just wonderful. If I ever come back in another life, it will be as a primary school teacher!”
Head of School Richard Clark said: “We feel very proud of our school and our children so I always enjoy the opportunity to show guests around.
“Having the High Sheriff here has been great fun too, the children were particularly enthralled by his sword – especially because he passed it around and re-enacted ceremonial knighthoods!”
NWAT took over the running of the school in 2018 and began an ambitious restructuring and renovation project.
CEO Steve Docking said: “The building now reflects the high standards that make this school unique and truly exceptional.
“The school’s music provision has been excellent and we are delighted that the vision of exceptional sports provision is now a reality.”
Opportunities to be shown round the school are also available on Thursday afternoons.
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