“Sunlight shine” is the title of Norbury Manor Primary School’s new school song and the sun certainly did its bit at the launch party, with the temperature reaching a sweltering 31 degrees!
The heat didn’t stop the fun though, as the Mayor of Croydon, local MP Steve Reed, parents and guests gathered to hear the children sing the stirring chorus. They then toured the school, spending time with the children and even got to meet the famous Norbury chickens, hand-picked from Second Chance Animal Rescue and given to Norbury Manor by school caterer Principals.
“What is Art?” was the theme of the day in the dining hall and the Principals team laid on a fun interactive feast with decorate-your-own-cupcakes, a six-foot-long Jackson Pollock-style pudding table laden with macaroons, meringues, lemon drizzle and red velvet squares, flapjacks and cotton candy, and surprisingly popular nettle cupcakes in the foraging section.
There was plenty to go around and all the children eagerly ate lunch in anticipation of the indulgent treats.
Headteacher Sonia Potter had this to say about the day: “The Big Event was indeed Norbury Manor Primary School’s time to shine. From chickens to Natural Norbury, food art to Bollywood dance, I proudly stood back and witnessed our pupils and staff model our vision, values and aspirations through art. ‘All the world is a stage, and all its men and women are players.’ At Norbury Manor, we shared with our community what it really means to be part of our educational world, and our new school song produced by White Hut Studio captured our motto that ‘Every Moment Counts’ and that we strive to ensure that our pupils are learners today and leaders tomorrow.”
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