Pakefield Primary School’s brand new Rainbow building was officially opened last week, and one of the school’s most illustrious former pupils turned up to share some of his experiences with pupils.
Michael Foreman, who has written and illustrated an incredible 200 childrens’ books, told 400 pupils of his time at Pakefield Primary, and even admitted that he didn’t always pay attention in class.
Pakefield Primary headteacher Imant Ladusans told the Lowestoft Journal: “absolutely brilliant”. He added: “About 400 pupils sat still for the whole hour. He held their attention so much that the pupils did not even fidget.”
Mr Foreman, 73, who has worked as an illustrator for Roald Dahl, as well as producing an incredible number of his own books, told the Pakefield kids how he was inspired to take up an artistic career after teachers spotted his talent at the primary school.
The Rainbow building is part of Lowestoft’s move to a two-tier school system which replaces the previous middle-school system, and which is helping to improve educational facilities in the town.