The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Reverend Stephen Conway, was the guest of honour at a special party to mark the relaunch of the Orchards CoE Academy, which recently joined DEMAT.

The Mayor of Wisbech, local councillors, former governors and representatives from the Church and DEMAT also joined the celebrations.

The Bishop led a special assembly, including prayers written and read by pupils, a new school motto and the presentation of commemorative bookmarks to all pupils.

After a tour of the school in Cherry Road, the Bishop unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion and cut a celebratory cake.

Parents then joined the children and visitors for a picnic lunch on the school fields, followed by a special afternoon featuring an interactive curriculum.