Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Video: Sheila Cocksedge gets new kitchen after 25 years cooking at Rougham Primary School

09:30 18 March 2014

Rougham School celebrate the opening of their new hall and kitchen and thank Sheila Cocksedge for being their cook for 25 years

Rougham School celebrate the opening of their new hall and kitchen and thank Sheila Cocksedge for being their cook for 25 years

There was a double celebration at a west Suffolk primary school yesterday as a long-serving dinner lady got to enjoy her school’s brand-new kitchen for the first time.

Sheila Cocksedge is celebrating 25 years as school cook at Rougham Primary School, with pupils yesterday presenting her with flowers and a song thanking her for her years of service. The recognition of Ms Cocksedge’s fine food came on the same day the school’s new hall and kitchen were first put to practical use.

The old facilities were not adequate to cater for the expanding school’s needs as it takes students until Year Six for the first time.

As such, the old school hall and kitchen were converted into classrooms, while Ms Cocksedge and her team had been cooking their meals at Beyton Middle School and bringing them back to Rougham.

Headteacher Karen Sewell said: “We’re really happy to be celebrating 25 years of Sheila working here. I couldn’t begin to calculate the number of children she’s served meals to over the years, and I’m sure they’d all say she’s famed for her chocolate pudding.

“Beyton have been fantastic through all of this but it’s nice to be back to normal.”

0 comments

Aldeburgh beach

Global superstar Taylor Swift has been spotted strolling the streets of a Suffolk seaside town, after she flew into the country to meet her rumoured new love interest’s mother.

The Marquis of Cornwallis, pictured in 2006, which is near where the crash happened.

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a single vehicle crash near to the Marquis of Cornwallis pub in Layham.

Town pastors gather for their 10-year celebration conference at Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath

Town pastors from across Suffolk gathered together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Ipswich isn’t blessed with beautiful bridges; civil engineers don’t come to town to marvel at the engineering prowess of Telford, Brunel or Stephenson, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

The White Hart pub in High Street, Saxmundham.

A public meeting has been called in Saxmundham to try to put together a £450,000-plus community bid to buy a closed down town centre pub.

Pc Andy Masterson checks motorists speeds on the A140 at Stonham Parva.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said he is ‘sick of arrogant drivers’ after the number of motorists clocked travelling at 100mph-plus trebled in a year.

Crowds enjoyed the sunshine at Ipswich Music Day 2015 in Christchurch Park.
Stetsons are Cool got the crowd dancing.

From live music and open air cinemas to art, sport and stunt displays, Ipswich has a packed programme of family fun lined up this summer.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24