Strictly Come Haddenham

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STAFF, children and professional dance celebrity Brendan Cole strutted their stuff at an energetic celebration of 150 years of Haddenham St Mary’s CE Primary School.

At the same event, last month, a new wing of the school, complete with four new classrooms was opened. Karen Collett, the headteacher, said: “We had a wonderful time. We had lots of guests. We invited everyone involved in the build, former staff and dignitaries.”

Karen Collett and Brendan Cole cut the cake at the 150th celebration at St Mary’s.

Brendan Cole at St Mary’s, Haddenham

A former headteacher cuts the ribbon to open the new classrooms

Parents, dignitaries and celebrity Brendan Cole at the celebration

Brendan, known for his role on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, said: “I’m local to the area. We’ve had a lovely day with a bit of dancing and the atmosphere among the teachers and pupils is nice to see.”