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Burnham Market Nursery School celebrates 50th anniversary and good Ofsted report





There has been more than one cause for celebrations for a nursery school, following a positive visit from inspectors and as it marks its 50th anniversary.

Burnham Market Nursery School has maintained its Good rating following an Ofsted inspection earlier this year.

Meanwhile, current staff and pupils have been continuing anniversary celebrations alongside those who previously attended the school.

Staff at Burnham Market Nursery
Staff at Burnham Market Nursery

Pupils designed a logo to celebrate the 50th birthday as part of a competition with Alderman Peel High School in Wells and the winning entry by Izzy Rands, 14, is being used on the school’s correspondence for the rest of the year.

The school’s premises have also had a celebratory spruce-up and manager Elisa Bray said: “We welcomed in a team of volunteers from the Holkham estate who revamped our garden.

“It has been turned into a much more sustainable environment with our own bees and butterfly area and a new bug hotel.

Previous staff and children at the nursery
Previous staff and children at the nursery

“We are also very lucky to have a new vegetable patch with potatoes, peas, carrots and strawberries.

“When they grow we will have them for a snack.”

Celebrations for the nursery’s 50-year milestone have involved the community who have been sending in cards of congratulations.

The winning design of the 50th anniversary logo competition
The winning design of the 50th anniversary logo competition

Ms Bray said: “The children have loved receiving so much post.

“We were also very fortunate to receive two ride-along toy tractors from Thurlow Nunn Standen as a gift for our milestone anniversary.

“Next month we will continue celebrating by joining in at the Burnham’s Flower Show parade.

The nursery's garden and bug hotel
The nursery's garden and bug hotel

“There we will also start displaying photos that we have received from people who have been involved with the nursery over the last 50 years.”

A garden party is being planned for Saturday, September 16 to display photos that have been gathered over the last few months.

Ms Bray said: “We would gladly welcome more, if anybody is happy to share them via our email or Facebook page.

Elisa Bray, nursery manager and Neil Roughton from Thurlow Nunn Standen on the arrival of new tractors
Elisa Bray, nursery manager and Neil Roughton from Thurlow Nunn Standen on the arrival of new tractors

“So, all in all, we are looking forward to our summer break, before we start all over again.”



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