Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently attended the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary School in Rayleigh.
The day began with a special mass in a large marquee which had been erected in the school grounds and which was presided over by Bishop Alan Williams, the Catholic Bishop of Brentwood. Large numbers of parents and carers attended the event as well as the children from the school itself. In addition to Mark, the commemoration was also supported by Councillor Lesley Butcher, the Chairman of Rochford District Council.
The mass was followed by a lunch and then in turn by a school sports day at which pupils competed actively against each other in a number of events. Speaking about the successful day, Mark Francois said:
“It was a pleasure to be invited to join Our Lady of Ransom School for their 50th Anniversary celebrations and to take part in the memorable mass to mark the event. This is a very good school with a rightfully strong reputation and I hope that they will enjoy another successful 50 years in future.”