IT’S a new gateway to learning.
Birkby Infant and Nursery School celebrated almost 100 years of primary education by unveiling a new school gate.
The rainbow-styled gate was designed by year-two pupil Tayyab Rashid and built by the school’s resident artist Mick Kirby-Geddes.
Tayyab’s creation was voted as the winner by fellow pupils of the Blacker Road school, who also took part in the competition to design a gate.
The recycled metal gate is based on the school’s ‘rainbow’ rules, with each letter of the rainbow representing good behaviour.
Its unveiling is part of the run up to the school’s 100th anniversary.
The first stone of the school – then known as Birkby Council School – was laid on June 9, 1910, by councillor George Thomson, who was chairman of the local education committee.
The building was formally opened on July 22, 1911, and the first pupils were admitted on August 22, 1911.
Tayyab, of Birkby, said: “My family are proud of it and it makes me feel good.”