Bures school looks to cement future

BRICK BY BRICK: From left, Alfie Batten-Jones, Connor Crowley, Katrina Bryant, Ben Barton and Nadja Bearn help launch Bures Primary School's buy-a-brick scheme.
BRICK BY BRICK: From left, Alfie Batten-Jones, Connor Crowley, Katrina Bryant, Ben Barton and Nadja Bearn help launch Bures Primary School's buy-a-brick scheme.

A SCHOOL dating back more than 170 years is asking past and present pupils to etch their name in the building’s future.

Bures Primary School is one of dozens across the county preparing to take on more children as Suffolk County Council phases out middle schools.

The move, which is to be introduced at the beginning of the next academic year, means the school in Nayland Road will need to build additional classrooms.

Although the county council is funding the work, the school is launching a “buy-a-brick” scheme which will allow it to buy educational equipment, including laptops, for the new year groups.

Louise Jack, chairman of the school’s Parent Teacher Association, said anyone donating to the initiative would get their name, their children’s name or their family name engraved on a brick or paving stone which will be incorporated into the extension.

“This is a momentous occasion for both the school and the village,” said Mrs Jack.

“The campaign is open to past, present and future pupils and, as the school has such a long history in the community, it would be wonderful if we could track down pupils who attended many years ago.”

Forms to buy a brick are available from the school and must be returned by Monday, June 25.

q For more information, contact the school on 01787 227446.

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