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Parents and pupils help celebrate school's revamp

PUBLISHED: 16:37 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:37 05 July 2019

School Principal Jo Brown. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

School Principal Jo Brown. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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A city centre primary school has celebrated a revamp - and its first year with a full school.

Over 300 people attended the opening of Charles Darwin Primary School  in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaOver 300 people attended the opening of Charles Darwin Primary School in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Charles Darwin Primary opened as a free school in September 2016 and currently has pupils from reception to year three.

The building in Rose Lane has recently undergone a major refurbishment, with new facilities including outdoor play areas and an indoor sports hall.

Over 300 people attended the opening of Charles Darwin Primary School  in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaOver 300 people attended the opening of Charles Darwin Primary School in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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To celebrate the revamp, a grand opening was held at the Inspiration Trust school on Friday.

Over 300 people attended the opening of Charles Darwin Primary School  in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaOver 300 people attended the opening of Charles Darwin Primary School in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian Prinsley officially opened the school and parents and pupils were invited to attend a summer fete which took place through the afternoon with stage performances from pupils, stalls and a barbecue.

Principal Jo Brown said: "It is really amazing, the journey has been incredible for the school and the staff here are just so dedicated.

The Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian Prinsley attended the official opening of The Charles Darwin Primary School in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria PertusaThe Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian Prinsley attended the official opening of The Charles Darwin Primary School in Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

"Parents have been great in supporting the school as it has been growing."

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