THE generation gap came one step closer at the official opening of a nursery school’s new premises.
St Mary’s Community Nursery School has moved from St Mary’s Hill in Chester city centre to new premises on Old Wrexham Road, on the same site as Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School.
Cutting the ribbon at the official opening ceremony was guest of honour Margaret Brown, who attended the school from 1927-1929.
Following a short address by chairman of governors David Hatwell, the school’s youngest pupil, three-year-old Max Bryson, helped Mrs Brown to cut a special celebration cake.
Headteacher Ken Jones expressed his thanks to the committee who organised the opening and to Mrs Brown for helping make the day so successful and memorable.
He said: “We will continue to offer the same high standards to our parents and children from our new site as we have done for the last 162 years in the city centre.”
The school was established in 1846 to provide religious education for the poor of the large inner city parish of St Mary’s. A reorganisation of city schools in 1972 meant St Mary’s became a nursery school and it has provided pre-school education for three and four-year-olds since then.