Sir Ranulph Fiennes officially opens Chilton Trinity School - with PHOTO GALLERY (From This is The West Country)
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes officially opens Chilton Trinity School - with PHOTO GALLERY
ONE of the world’s greatest living adventurers inspired guests young and old as he officially opened the £23million Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes gave a 30-minute message describing his extraordinary achievements across the globe in front of students, staff and dignitaries before cutting the official ribbon, during a ceremony onTuesday.
He said: “I'm deeply honoured to declare this new school building officially open - and a wonderful school it is too.”
Among Sir Ranulph’s incredible achievements, the former SAS officer scaled the summit of Mount Everest, led an expedition that discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman, and became the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface travel, as part of a 52,000-mile trip.
Head teacher Lesley Greenway said: "It was an enormous privilege to have such a world-famous person to open the school, and a man who has achieved such incredible things. On the back of our best GCSE results ever, this was a night we will never forget."
County councillor for Bridgwater West, Ann Bown, said: "I'm absolutely in awe of the school - I think it is wonderful, and to have Sir Ranulph to speak showed that with determination anything can be achieved."
Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr John Osman, said: “I am delighted that Chilton Trinity School has now been officially opened and I hope that the pupils and members of staff are fully settled into their new buildings.
“The children and teachers, as well as the people of Bridgwater, will benefit from these facilities for years to come and can be proud of their new schools”.
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