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Busy Saturday for our local MP as he opens three school fêtes in Sutton Coldfield


Andrew Mitchell MP had a busy Saturday last week when he visited John Willmott, Holy Cross and Holy Trinity Schools to open and attend their summer fêtes.

Visiting John Willmott School on Reddicap Heath Road Andrew Mitchell opened their Summer Fayre, cutting the ribbon and making a short speech. Sutton’s MP also had a go at John Willmott’s equivalent of a coconut shy – instead of coconuts the school used model planets which made up the solar system, relevant because their school Houses are named after the planets.

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP opening the John Willmott School Summer Fayre and taking part in the ‘coconut’ shy.


Mr Mitchell then visited Holy Cross Roman Catholic Primary School’s Summer Fête where he opened their brand new library.

Andrew heard how the library’s complete refurbishment was thanks to the fundraising efforts of the school council, parents, pupils and staff. The Parent Teacher Association itself raised £5,000 and many parents volunteered to paint the library which now features some impressive murals. Mr Mitchell congratulated Holy Cross on a successful year which has included a good Ofsted inspection and seen the school achieve the Quality Mark awarded by the Alliance for LifeLong Learning.

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP reading stories with pupils at Holy Cross Primary School in their newly refurbished library.


Lastly, Sutton’s MP visited Holy Trinity Pre-School to officially open their new garden. The school which takes children from two years of age has recently received an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) grant which has enabled them to expand and completely redevelop their outside space.

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP cutting the ribbon to officially open Holy Trinity’s new garden.


Andrew Mitchell MP said, “It has been a busy but very enjoyable day! Congratulations to all three schools on all they are doing. It was great to see such strong school community spirit at all three.”



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