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Colourful weekend in store for parents

Date: 21/02/2008           Category: Learning and Achievement

Parents at a Gillingham school will be donning overalls and picking up their paintbrushes in a do-it-yourself session aimed at brightening their children's classrooms next month. St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Primary will be welcoming an army of volunteer decorators on the evening of Friday 29 February and all day on Saturday 1 March. "We have an amazing group of parents who are really supportive of the school," explained headteacher Alma Myatt. "They usually organise two painting sessions a term and are gradually working their way around the building. The parents enjoy getting together and the children really love working in newly-painted classrooms." Staff also join in with the sessions at St Thomas of Canterbury, which was recently judged to be a good school by Ofsted inspectors. "The inspectors noted that parents were overwhelmingly supportive of the school and this is just one example of the terrific community spirit that they are helping to create," said Mrs Myatt. Members of the press are welcome to attend St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School in Romany Road, Gillingham, at 9.30am on Saturday 1 March when there will be an opportunity to photograph the working party at the school. Please ring the press office on 01233 332021 if you have any special requirements or wish to attend at a different time.