A FORMER nursery and infants’ School in Conisbrough has become an academy.
This month, Rowena Academy was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Special guest was the deputy civic mayor of Doncaster, Coun Christine Mills, who performed the vital cut, and Rowena Academy Council.
A formal welcome was issued by academy principal, Michelle Benton, after which there was a balloon launch and a celebration lunch chosen by the children.
All the children made a commemorative souvenir to take home, and took part in activities relating to Rowena’s past and future, that culminated in the burying of a time capsule in the school grounds.
Sir Paul Edwards, chief executive of School Partnership Trust Academies, said: “We are delighted to be a part of the success story that is Rowena Nursery and Infants’ School.
“Rowena Academy will build upon the excellence that has been established for children in Conisbrough. The School Partnership Trust is proud to be part of Rowena Academy’s continuous drive for improvement.”
Mrs Benton said: “Our aim is to keep all the wonderful things about Rowena just as they are. However, we also aspire to introduce further improvements that will ensure our previous outstanding progress is surpassed in future years.
“We must deliver even greater success for our current and future pupils if we are really to give the best possible service to them and their families.
“The staff, governors, parents and children of Rowena Academy are looking forward to a happy and successful future”.