On Monday 12th July, our Rainbow Building was officially opened by Professor Andrew Pollard, who is the chief investigator of the global clinical trials of the Oxford COVID19 vaccine.
Our Rainbow Building was built during the pandemic and sadly because of Lockdown the children were unable to work in their new classrooms because they all needed to work at home.
We named our new building the Rainbow Building because of its brightly coloured windows, but also because during the Pandemic, the Rainbow symbol was used as a symbol of hope and as a way of thanking our NHS workers. It seemed only fitting that we invite in someone to open our new Rainbow Building, who had worked on the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine, which has given us all hope for a brighter future.
The children had an online assembly and Professor Pollard talked to us about how many people in the world had received the vaccine. We asked him lots of questions and found out lots of interesting information about the vaccine and how it was made.