Northamptonshire pupils enjoy a visit from Cooper the Dog

The donation of new school signs and sports kit were welcomed by a Northants school which staged a celebration assembly attended by a special guest - Croyland’s Cooper the dog.

Croyland Car Megastore’s mascot Cooper made the surprise visit to Cranford CE Primary School along with the Rushden dealership’s General Manager Mark Swindells.

Croyland provided safer parking road signage to help ease parking problems in the area and keep pupils safe. The signs are being used to advise parents not to park on the bend at the entrance to the village. The business also presented new sports kit for pupils at the celebration assembly.

Headteacher Richard Albert, told pupils that the school is planning for every child to represent the school in inter-school events this year.

He said: “The new kit is amazing and the children are excited to wear it! The children also loved being visited by Cooper – we send a massive thank you and high-five to everyone at Croyland Car Megastore!”

Isabella, a Year 2 pupil, added: “I love the new kit and its colours. It’s very smart! I can’t wait to wear it.”

Croyland Car Megastore General Manager, Mark Swindells, added: “We were delighted to be able to support the school by providing new signs and sports kit. It was great to take Cooper along to meet the children. Croyland cares about the community and this latest donation is one of the many ways we support local groups and schools.”

Croyland Car Megastore General Manager Mark Swindells, Headteacher Richard Albert and Croyland’s mascot Cooper the Dog are pictured with pupils at Cranford CE Primary School.