Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Hannah Brown the young designer of Flynn the Bin Elf

Last Saturday we had our Annual Elstow May Festival, when Elstow Lower School children danced round the Maypole. The children had new costumes this year and danced beautifully. Tyla Damon was crowned May Queen and was towed round the Village Green in a carriage with her attendants, Zara Tahir and coachman Adam Ross. The previous weekend the Year 4 children had an exciting weekend at Hilltops Outdoor Education Centre, having a go at rock pooling, shooting, archery and climbing.

This week Hannah Brown, an Elstow Lower pupil, aged 8, won 1st prize in the Pride in Bedford Mascot Competition with her lively and brilliantly simple design - Flynn the Bin Elf - beating 223 children from other lower and middle schools in the Borough. This design has been made into the Bedford Mascot, pictured above with Hannah. This new mascot will be used to promote a cleaner Bedford Borough.

As Vice Chairman of Governors I am very proud of this Outstanding school and its Head Teacher Jenny Winder, who with her staff provides an excellent education for all its pupils, many of whom do not speak English as their first language.

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