A PILOT has flown home to open a reading den at our school.
Children and staff welcomed Nick Walton, who now lives in North Carolina in the US, to our Easter performance.
Nick, who lived on South Church in Bishop Auckland, as a young boy, saw the school being built in 1972 before he joined two years later.
He left in year six to live in America and he is now an aeroplane pilot with American Airways. Nick recently searched the internet for our school and found our website and learned the children were raising money to stock their library. He got in touch with headteacher Mrs James and offered to buy some new books for the school.
Mrs James bought some books with his generous donation, about being an air pilot, planes and airports to put them in the “Aspirations” section of our school library.
Mrs James said: “It was wonderful to meet Nick and show him around the school and for him to meet the children and staff. The children were so proud to show off their school and tell Nick about all the things they love about St Andrew’s.”