History came alive at St Martin’s Academy on Friday, February 14 as the Hoole school celebrated being open for 100 days.

The excited pupils of Newgate class marked the special day with a number of fun activities in the morning, including party games and a certificates ceremony.

Newgate class - named after Chester’s historical gate - then welcomed a Roman Centurion into the classroom to help celebrate their own century.

The children heard all about the impact the Romans had upon society and enjoyed trying on the soldier’s uniform.


After some delicious ‘birthday’ cake, some pupils were presented with a certificate for 100% attendance.

Head of School, Wenda Smith, said: “We have been lucky enough to have had lots of memorable days since opening with our first class in September.

“However, to reach 100 days is an extra special landmark for everyone involved in the school. It’s been a privilege to watch the children grow and embrace every experience and challenge they have faced over the last 100 days.

“The incredible, continued support of our parents has been integral to our success and this is a day that they should all take great pride in too, alongside our dedicated teaching team.”