Alice in 'Cowboyland' for Parc Eglos end of term celebrations
11:39am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in News
While Alice met plenty of colourful characters in her travels through Wonderland, cowboys were not among the list – until now.
Parc Eglos Primary School in Helston chose two themes when they held a special celebration day at the end of term.
After struggling to pick just one, pupils combined their two favourites to create Alice in Westerland. This saw staff and youngsters dressed in appropriate costumes, with the food also fitting the theme.
It was all to celebrate the unveiling of the school’s double-decker bus, which has been converted into extra classroom space. While pupils began using it last year, the official opening ceremony did not take place until shortly before the school broke up for the summer holidays.
A selection of youngsters were chosen to cut the ribbon to ‘open’ the bus and a cake decorated with playing card symbols – to fit the Alice theme – was cut.
Head teacher Brett Dye said: "It's no longer a big yellow bus but a sophisticated green one which has proved to be a real asset to the school, including our new outdoor learning approach.
“This has been introduced through a really productive partnership with the Eden Project and the bus is an integral part of our ambitious plans, many of which are already in place and are having a huge impact on progress and standards.”