Children from St Mary the Virgin Primary School in Gillingham welcomed the Bishop of Salisbury to their school today to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the initial laying of the foundation stone for the new school.
The Bishop joined the children in a special Act of Worship before planting a pink hawthorn in the school grounds.
In the past ten years the school has grown considerably and now has 35 staff and 206 local children.
"We have come a long way since those early days, but feel we are now an integral part of the local community involved with local groups and working in partnership with our parents and Church," said headteacher Mrs Christopher.
The school promotes Christian values through the inclusion of welcoming visitors and friends to many functions.