One of Britain’s best loved comedians returned to his former school in Stanmore to open their brand new building.
Matt Lucas, who is famed for his role in Comedy hits Shooting Stars, Little Britain and many others, returned to Aylward Primary School in Stanmore to open the building which was funded by the government’s Priory Schools’ Building Programme.
The star went to the primary school from 1979 and he met staff and pupils as part of the celebrations.
He told stories of experiences at the school and how he coped with being a bald child and how that often landed him the role of elderly characters in school plays.
Matt said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the opening celebration and it was such a thrill to come back home to Aylward and take a tour round the amazing new building.
“It was a delight to see three of my former teachers again, and to meet so many of the current staff and pupils.”
As part of the opening event a time capsule was also buried with memories from the primary school dating back to the 1960s.
Headteacher at Aylward Primary School, Clive Westhall, said: “This was a wonderful way of celebrating the brand new facilities we now have at Aylward. The school has a tremendous history and we now look forward to the next chapter.”