More than 1,000 schools across the UK have made the news as School Report News Day went live. Find out what stories they reported on as they turned their classrooms into newsrooms.
Castle View School is one of those 1,000. Today their School Report page went live and their main story has been about Dean Macey opening the new school.
Former student, Commonwealth Gold Medalist and Olympian returns to the school to perform the opening ceremony.
Dean Macey interviewed by By Jack & Nicolas 8JEH
In January 2012, Castle View School moved from its old home of the last 30 years to a brand new building right in the centre of Canvey town, on Canvey Island in Essex. The new school was one of the last schools built under the Building Schools for the Future programme which was cancelled by the coalition Government when it came into power in 2010.
So when the school was finally built, the big question was “Who should be invited to open the new school?”
Well, Canvey is famous for quite a number of achievers in different fields; in music, Dr Feelgood and Lucy Duffield (X-factor finalist and ‘Nancy’ contender for Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s I’ll Do Anything), and in sport, footballers Ty Gooden and Steven Bourne, and athletes World Bronze runner Jessica Judd and Olympian Decathlete and Commonwealth Gold medallist Dean Macey.
Nostalgic about his old school, Dean Macey jumped at the chance of fulfilling this priviliged role. In this interview he speaks openly about his experiences at our school and how they helped him become such an amazing role model to our students then, now and certainly in years to come.
But what does he think about our new building?
How much does he miss his school days?
What does think about the new technologies available to us?
Click on the picture to find out!
Watch out for more reports on Castle View School’s webpage