Spring fair and official opening at Fairlawn School

May 26 2016

Spring fair and official opening at Fairlawn School

THE public had their first chance to see the renovated Fairfield Grammar School building last month at a spring fair as part of its official opening on May 21.

Fairlawn School opened in the 1898 Victorian premises in Montpelier in September.

The spacious school building has been impressively modernised to create bright, open spaces, well equipped to educate children in the 21st century.

The final renovation will see the creation of an interactive and vibrant outdoor play area.

Fairlawn, a primary school in the CGS Trust, took in its first reception class children last year and is looking forward to welcoming the second intake in September.

The school will eventually have up to 420 pupils.

Head teacher, Julie Molesworth, said: “We’re very proud to be the custodian of such a magnificent piece of architecture and our children are fascinated by the history of the building. We are all excited to have the opportunity to showcase the newly renovated building to the local community.”

Bristol’s High Sheriff, Helen Wilde, officially opened the event, which featured activities for families including face painting, music, crafts, flowers, community greening and a raffle, as well as plenty of stalls selling cakes, ice creams and plants.

Mrs Molesworth added: “I’d like to acknowledge the commitment of Bristol City Council and CGS Trust who have worked together to create such a wonderful setting for Fairlawn Primary School.”