It has been an historic week at Michael Faraday School as the whole community joined together to celebrate the topping out of the brand new school building. This is an occasion where the brick at the highest point in the new structure is put in place. It is significant as it represents that the amazing new school is on schedule, as we count down to the September 2010 opening.
To help the children and staff celebrate the achievement, we welcomed a couple of special guests into our school community. Harriet Harman, the Deputy Leader of the Labour party joined in with our ceremony, as well as Nick Stanton, the Leader of Southwark Council.
Our two guests also presented a crystal bowl to our fantastic school governor, Joan, who is sadly stepping down from her duties after more than fifty years of dedication to our school family.
A couple of Year 6 pupils from our Architectural Team gave a moving speech about the achievement of building a brand new school. The Michael Faraday Brass Brand added to the party feel, and drink and canapés were passed around to all those present.
Not long now until the new building is ready!
You can listen to one of our Year 6 pupils speaking all about the topping out ceremony in the podcast below.