New quiet room for East Budleigh Drake’s School

Pupils at Drakes Primary School, in East Budleigh, have a new room where they can have some quiet time to reflect or pray.

A mezzanine area above a classroom has been transformed into a quiet room thanks to the fundraising efforts of the school’s PTFA.

The former storage area has undergone a facelift and been enclosed off, fitted with new furniture and stocked with quiet games, to become a place of sanctuary where pupils can also say a prayer.

Drakes school headteacher Carron Saunders said the area had been blessed by Bishop Bob, watched on by the school council, in a bid to encourage the youngsters to develop spirituality.

The Rt Rev Bob Even, Bishop of Crediton, also presented the school with a certificate in recognition of achieving outstanding results in their recent Ofsted inspection.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter