Might I have some space to sing the praises of Shipton Bellinger Primary School?

Firstly, the Christmas Fayre that the school put on, I know it went well.

Secondly, the Christmas dinner that was put on to honour the elders of our village, it was wonderful. I do believe the school chefs must have broken the Guinness book of records. With us, the toddlers and the other children to cook for, well done both of you.

The people that made the costumes for the nativity play and the headmaster for all he has done for our school. Every child in this school is extremely talented and is a bright star.

Well done to the children for the performance — you are terrific. How do you remember your lines so well? Thank you to the women that guided them.

Shipton really has got talent and there is nothing these children can’t achieve.

They are powerful people. I’d like to say a big thank you to all of the staff who toil so hard. Last, but not least, the person who cleans the school and the caretaker for keeping the repairs in order.

I am proud that our school runs so well and is organised in a brilliant way.

Thank you and God bless you.

God bless our Queen and her family. Keep them safe.

Josephine Smith, Hedges Close, Shipton Bellinger