12th November 2021 — Crescent School welcomed Rugby’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Cade, on Friday 1 October 2021 to officially open The Horton Centre. Councillor Cade was joined by his wife Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Catherine Cade, Foundation Head, Ed Hester, Chair of Trustees, Mrs Liz Griffin, and Trustee, Cmdre Bernard Warner, for the opening ceremony.
What was once the old nursery building now includes a new teaching room, break out learning spaces, dedicated Music and Drama rooms and space for the school’s After Care Club. Linked by a new corridor, the fully refurbished block makes a perfect addition to the school’s growing needs.
In a welcome to the gathered audience of pupils, staff, invited guests and trustees, Headmaster, Mr Joe Thackway, thanked the visitors for coming and spoke of the school’s excitement at the new facilities. Led by the Head Boy, Rohan Somerset, and Head Girl, Evie Bierton, pupil representatives from across the school announced in turn all the different activities that would take place within the new centre.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Cade, spoke of his delight at being welcomed into the school to officially open the new building before the school’s brass band played a celebratory fanfare and the Deputy Mayor cut the ceremonial ribbon and declared the building open. He then posed for official photographs with the invited guests and excited children.
After refreshments the Headmaster, Mr Thackway, took the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress on a short tour of the new building and the school. The Deputy Mayor commented on the opportunities the Horton Centre would provide for the Performing Arts and enjoyed being welcomed into the classrooms by the excited children.
After watching the ceremony from the playground, pupils at the school enjoyed a special celebratory cookie before returning to lessons and the business of the day.