Huxley Cof E Primary School gathered to unveil a plaque in memory of the chair of governors Peter Ankers, who died in September while walking  on Snowdon with a  friend.

The primary school, where Mr Ankers had been chair of governors for13 years, wanted to mark his life and work.

A new classroom at the school provided the perfect opportunity to make a lasting legacy.

The plaque reads: “This  room is dedicated to the memory of Peter Ankers, chair of governors 2000-2013. A much loved and true friend of Huxley Primary School and the Parish.”

The plaque in memory of Peter
The plaque in memory of Peter
 

The celebration was attended by his wife, Jean,  who unveiled the plaque.

Words of thanks and support were offered by their  children Robert and David. Parishioners, parents  and school children also came to share the moment.

Prayers were offered by the Rev Paul Barrow who  had worked closely with Mr Ankers over the years.

Headteacher Lorna Pleavin said: “Peter will be  greatly missed by everyone. He was a very special  person and a great supporter of our school.

“We are grateful to the Parents’ Association for  arranging this celebration and providing a fit and  lasting tribute to Peter.”