Legacy used to build new bridge at school

Rev Ian Kitchen cutting the ribbon, held by Phoebe (left) and Tilly.

Rev Ian Kitchen cutting the ribbon, held by Phoebe (left) and Tilly.

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Youngsters from Sutton-on-Derwent Primary have designed a new bridge for the school, after a generous legacy was left to the village church.

The bridge, in the school field, was opened at a special service, attended by members of the church congregation. Rev Ian Kitchen, Rector of St Michael’s church in Sutton-on-Derwent, said: “The late James Corney and his family have given money for children’s work at the church, and we wanted to share some of this with the school as a way of developing the relationships between church and school. We were very moved that the children wanted to use the money to build a bridge in the shape of a cross, showing the Christian ethos of the school and the central importance of Jesus.” The children have also created stained glass windows for the school’s bandstand, painting on perspex to create pictures of the Easter story, the Nativity, and Noah’s Ark.