Historic society helps school
BOOK WEEK: Padbury School pupils and staff celebrate Book Week with acting head Rosemary George, second right, and Padbury Sick Benefit Society representative Nick Saint,(sadly no longer with us, RIP) right.
AN historic Padbury society has given some of the village's youngest residents a helping hand.
Padbury Sick Benefit Society representative Nick Saint visited Padbury Primary School as part of its Book Week activities on October 5, and heard children's suggestions on which books should be bought for their new library with a £1,200 donation.
Children and staff dressed as their favourite fiction characters for the event, including a Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, Bob the Builder and Batman.
Founded more than 150 years ago to provide for the families of agricultural workers, the society is still strongly supported in Padbury and donates money to a number of local causes each year.
Padbury school headteacher Rosie George said: "The donation has come at a really wonderful time because the school is developing in every way."
The school's library refurbishment is due to be completed by the end of term, and a new outdoor 'classroom' is also planned.