Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Village of Lacock, No. 4


Lacock's Primary School's office door--can you imagine what it must be like to go to school in a village this old? I read online that there are 75 students. And I read this: Welcome to the Lacock Primary School website. Lacock is a beautiful village in Wiltshire, still looking largely as it did two hundred years ago. From the outside our school looks just like it did when it was built in 1824 but on the inside it is a lively and exciting place of learning.

We all know each other and we all look out for each other. The teachers and other adults know what each child needs to do to get better. The children are focussed on learning and love to share what they have achieved, both in lessons and out of school.

Parents are a vital part of all children’s learning and we value all the work that goes on at home and out of school to support the children. We are always thrilled to share what the children have been doing over weekend and in the evenings. The Friends of Lacock School are also a vital part of the school community and raise much needed funds to enhance the children’s learning. Part of the money raised goes towards funding educational visits which allows the children to visit a range of places linked to their learning.

The governors of Lacock School work to both support and challenge the school. They are come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a range of skills to the school. In summary we are proud to be a village school at the heart of our community and working with all members of it to provide the best education we can for the children in our classes. I am proud to be the headteacher of the school and would love to show you all that goes on here – please do browse our website to get a picture of what we do but even better why not visit and let us show you why the children love coming to school every day.

Richard Hearn Head Teacher


Here's the wide shot with the school door from the other photo there on the left side of the building.  Notice the school bell over the doorway on the right. Sweet! The round white signs withe the red trim say School Parking only, at the posted days and times. The cross, I read online, is known as the market cross. Here's what I read about it online: The cross was originally in the Old Market Place, before the church in Church Street, until it was moved to a position outside the Red Lion, in the New Market Place in the High Street, in the early 1700s. It was moved to its present position in front of the village school at the start of the 20th century. The cross itself is late medieval with a renewed cross on an octagonal shaft.


The rest of the building, the Lacock Church of England and the Primary School, complete with a bin. I wonder if green means recycling in Lacock.


Jim Klenke said...

I would have loved to have gone to a school like that. Of course when I was in school I probably would have hated it.

William Kendall said...

Imagine explaining to the builders the concepts of telephones or email.

Beautiful shots, Lynette... the place has such character and appeal.

Randy said...

Beautiful church. I hope you have more photos of this beautiful little village.