Bishop of Reading blesses new building at St Nicholas Primary SchoolBy Laura Herbert
October 29, 2012
The Bishop of Reading visited a Hurst school to bless its new building.
Staff and pupils at St Nicholas Primary School welcomed the Right Reverend Andrew Proud.
As part of a £2 million scheme, the primary in School Road, has two new large blocks built either side of the old Victorian building, which has been remodelled inside and has indoor toilets for the first time.
The school was founded as Hurst and Ruscombe National School in 1818 in Tape Lane, Hurst, and the Victorian building was opened at its current site in 1843, costing £783.
Headteacher Christine Hyatt said: “The Bishop noted he was dressed rather like St Nicholas who appears on the school badge.
“He showed the pupils his Bishop’s mitre, cross and crook and he toured the school and blessed each classroom.”