Schoolchildren were left buzzing after getting a surprise visit from Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey.
Park Junior School in Wellingborough won School of the Year at the 2013 Northamptonshire Education Awards, which are supported by the Northamptonshire Telegraph.
After scooping the top accolade this summer, the school wanted to find a way to recognise and celebrate the award with all staff and pupils.
The winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2012, Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey, seemed like the ideal guests to present the award to the school, as well as it being a treat for the children to see the Wellingborough duo on the last day before breaking up for half-term.
Headteacher David Tebbutt said: “We wanted a special assembly to present the award.
“We racked our brains of people who could come in who would be able to inspire the children and we felt Ashleigh and Pudsey ticked all the boxes.
“We are delighted that Ashleigh gave up her time.
“The children were just buzzing about it afterwards.
“They loved every minute of it.
“It was a nice celebration for the school.
“We are very proud of what Ashleigh and Pudsey have achieved, it’s very good for Wellingborough.”
The pair visited the school on Friday and took questions from the children before Pudsey performed a number of tricks.
During the question and answer session with the youngsters, Ashleigh said: “Our lives have completely changed, but I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for Britain’s Got Talent.”
Speaking to the Telegraph after meeting the children, Ashleigh said: “It’s nice just to do something for the people who voted for me, it’s my hometown. It’s nice to give something back.”