THE MAYOR of Christchurch unveiled an Easter fayre at a school, with cakes and creations made by students.

The Stable School, in Dudmoor Farm Road, hosted a seasonal fayre which was opened by a special guest.

Mayor of Christchurch, councillor Vivienne Charrett, said it was lovely to be invited to cut the golden ribbon at the school.

Bournemouth Echo: Councillor Vivienne Charrett, Mayor of Christchurch

“I have never been up here before and it is a wonderful location.”

She added: “That is the nice thing about being Mayor is being invited to do things you would not usually be able to do.”

Cllr Charrett said the school has a “very warm feeling” and she liked the small number of children to teacher ratio.

The Stable School is an independent special education needs primary and secondary school, that teaches pupils aged six to 16.

Principle John Shanahan, who joined the school in September, said the staff were keen to host another Easter fayre like they had done in previous years.

Bournemouth Echo: Principle John Shanahan

He said: “Bringing the whole community together, all the family, students, and staff.

“It feels really positive.”

Mr Shanahan said the event also worked as a teaching opportunity for the students as well as a fun day out.

Bournemouth Echo: Leo and Fletcher

“Our catering students in years seven, eight and nine, baked all the cakes for the fayre.

“We have introduced business enterprise into the new curriculum, helping youngsters understand making and purchasing products.

“Afterwards they will be looking at how much money they actually made when you take away the cost of things.”

He emphasised the school’s focus on connecting the students with the current world, preparing them for the future.

Bournemouth Echo: Leo and Peter

Pupils will also be joining in on water based activities in the summer, including learning how to sail a boat. 

He said: "It is just amazing the thought that they will be learning to sail. 

"Some of the children who would never imagine themselves even going on to a boat."

Parents have provided feedback on recent improvements at the school, with one saying: "First teacher that has ever got my child learning and he will listen now."

Another said: "Leaders listen and understand more and let him say what he needs to say."