Duchess helps fly the flag at Northumberland school

The Duchess of Northumberland visited a Cramlington school to raise a new flag.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 6:23 pm
The Duchess of Northumberland helped raise Eastlea Primary School's new flag.

She attended Eastlea Primary School where she was given a tour of the school by two Year 6 pupils who had previously met her at the LOVE Northumberland Awards.

Headteacher Emma Beeston, said: “We were over the moon when the Duchess agreed to come to Eastlea and have a look around the school.

“We are very proud of everything that we do here and felt that it was fitting for the Duchess to be the first to raise our new school flag.

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“Our new flag helps people know exactly where we are and now the Eastlea owl is proudly flying for all to see!”

Pupils chose several design options for the flag and voted for their favourite proposal in a mock election.

The school was recently judged ‘good’ in all four key areas by Ofsted.

Headteacher Emma Beeston and The Duchess of Northumberland.