A SCHOOL’S century of service has been recognised with a Royal seal of approval.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited Woodlea Primary School in Fence Houses yesterday afternoon.
The grandson of George V and a first cousin to The Queen met past and present pupils, looked at historical records, viewed a series of displays and unveiled a plaque.
There has been a school on the site since 1913 with the original Fence Houses Infant and Junior School, which became a secondary school.
It became Woodlea Primary School in 1977.
Headteacher Philip Adamson said: “It is a huge honour to have a Royal visitor to the school to extend our centenary celebrations.
“The new plaque sits alongside the original one for 1913 and be the culmination of what should be a momentous day for all involved.”
The school flew the Royal Standard flag as it celebrated the visit as the duke toured businesses and charities in the region.