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Balloons signal start of Academy

Children at the former St Christopher’s Lower School in Dunstable celebrated their school becoming the St Christopher’s Academy with a day of magic, music and balloons.

The school in Gorham Way was officially opened as an academy on 1st April.

The celebrations included a special performance from magician Magic Dave who provided a puppet show and even made tables float across the room.

In the afternoon, the school invited parents to come to a guitar concert performed by Year 4 pupils.

The new academy also arranged a balloon race for the children. Each pupil released a balloon with contact details attached and there is now a competition to see who’s balloon reached the furthest.

The furthest the balloons have got so far is London, but with a six month limit there is a definitely a chance for the balloons to get further!

The day was organised by deputy head Helen Smith who said that she is excited about the changes at the school.

She said: “It’s an exciting opportunity to make a successful future. This will create a freedom that will be for the good of the children.”

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