COVENTRY’S Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School held a day of celebrations to mark its 60th anniversary.
The school welcomed The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, the Archbishop of Birmingham, who held a Mass for children, staff and governors as well as colleagues from across the Academy.
He also blessed the school’s new sensory garden created in memory of learning mentor Carole Flynn who passed away last year.
Tours of the school were given and everyone was treated to an ice cream.
Corpus Christi principal Kevin Shakespeare said everyone had a fantastic time and it was great to welcome both the new parish priest Fr Stephen Fawcett and the Archbishop of Birmingham who was on his first visit to the school.
“It was nice that he not only led a Mass, but had the opportunity to tour the school to see some of our outstanding facilities.”
The school will continue its 60th anniversary celebrations into next year, culminating in a series of events in June when – hopefully free of Covid restrictions – the whole school community will come together.
Patrick Taggart, Director of Operations at the Romero Catholic Academy, said: “It was a very special day for the school and celebrated so many outstanding things the school has done for its pupils and community over the past 60 years.
“The school and parish have been a bedrock for the community and offer an amazing learning environment for its staff and pupils.”
He added community engagement continued, not least through the school’s new floodlit 3G pitch which provided first class facilities for more than ten local sports clubs every week.