Farewell to Mrs Downing

Today was the last day at Bollington Cross CE School for  Mrs Downing after 14 years as Head Teacher. The pupils and teachers gave her a rousing send-off by singing…

Simply The Best

We knock when we need you. You open the door.
You smile then speak, it’s you we adore.
You are Our Head, give us everything we need.

Every day we try harder to do our best.
To reach our targets, complete our SAT’s tests
And all because we want “A Headteacher’s Award”!!

Chorus
You’re simply the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone
Anyone we’ve ever met
We’re stuck on your heart
We hang on every word you say
Mrs Downing Our Head
You’re Simply The Best!

In St Oswald’s Church we follow your lead.
You are our sunshine and we are your seeds
Best double act seen – Mrs D and Rev V!

[Chorus]

Our school is good and you are “outstanding”
Inspiration is your middle name
We will miss you but will never forget that
Mrs Downing …. you are the best!!!!!!!!

[Chorus]

All Creatures Great and Small – 9 July 2017

great and small – although there were some smaller

St Oswald’s held its first Pet Service today. A varied selection of God’s creatures attended, including a number of pets. There were representatives of Mammals and Reptiles as well as some more symbolic creatures. Such as rocking horses for example.

There were a large number of dogs in the congregation, who vigorously joined in the applause at the speeches during the service. There were no cats. Perhaps this was just as well. A llama and a miniature horse made guest appearances.

Some of the humans explained their roles in looking after some of the other animals who share this planet.

Canon Veronica blessed all the creatures who had attended the service. Then there was coffee and cake. And dog biscuits.