On Friday, Stratton School held a small (and socially distanced) opening ceremony for their very grand track with the Mayor and School Council. The idea was mooted by caretaker, Martin Bunning, after attending a sports event in Wadebridge and seeing a similar track in action.
Although they were not able to hold the grand opening ceremony originally planned, the school is very pleased that their track is now finally open for school to use for walking, running and riding during the school day and for the local community to use out of school hours. A truly community venture, locals and future generations will be able to access the track at weekends and during the evenings for activities such as walking, running and cycling, but it will also be accessible for wheelchairs. For obvious reasons, dogs will not be allowed, but it is hoped that local people in Stratton can enjoy family activities and exercise close to home.
Each class had the chance to visit the track and to walk along part of it. They also had the thrill of seeing a demonstration of the track by Elite Downhill World Cup Racer, Jay Williamson and other riders.
Mrs Sillifant from Jacky’s Cakes made a special celebration cupcake for each child and the children waved flags and cheered to mark the occasion.