On Friday 4th March 2017 Thornton Primary School held a number of activities to celebrate converting to an academy and joining Focus-Trust.

Despite some heavy rain at times pupils and staff didn’t let that deter them from carrying on with their planned  celebrations which included planting a time capsule, samba band parade and performing a song they had written.    The children also gathered together on the Thornton viaduct to form the word FOCUS and the aerial  shot was captured by a drone.

The local newspaper, Telegraph & Argus also covered the celebrations.