Bishop of Warrington Opens Rimrose Hope School

The Bishop of Warrington recently opened the new Rimrose Hope School - and pupils have kindly written a report.

On Thursday 25th November 2010 Rimrose Hope CE Primary School had their official opening day. Some children waited to greet the guest of honour, the Bishop Richard Blackburn.

They talked with him about the new school, the new facilities it offered and how they felt safe there. All the children and the visitors gathered outside to celebrate the grand opening accompanied by the sound of a Calypso Band from St Michaels High School in Crosby. A member of the School’s Journalist Club, Keiran Brook, shadowed a professional photographer who was taking photographs of the event.

One pupil, Caitlin Doltan, said “I can’t wait until the doves and balloons are let off”.

Some doves were released and the Bishop threw one dove into the air and the children watched as they started their flight back to Blackpool. Then all of the children let go of their helium balloons. These balloons were the colours of the school uniform, burgundy, gold and white. One got stuck in a tree!

Everyone including the adults all watched the balloons and doves flying up into the sky. At that time the Bishop opened the curtains to reveal a memorial stone and everyone looked amazed.

Then it went quiet and the Bishop said a lovely prayer to give peace to Rimrose Hope Primary School.

Finally, the Y Kids sang a song “Just for you.” Everyone joined in and it sounded gorgeous.

Lorren Benson, a pupil at the school said “I really enjoyed watching all of the doves flying up into the bright sky”.

Written by members of the Journalist Club:
India, Rebecca, Kayleigh, Keiran, Rachel, Miriam, John, Joe, Davina, Emma and David.


Photograph c/o Kieran