The Allmeria Officially Opened
We have dedicated our new outdoor classroom in honour of Allmeria Oliver. Allmeria, a P5 pupil at the school, died suddenly on December 11, 2020 after an unexpected medical emergency.
The outdoor classroom was requested by pupils through a pupil participatory funding initiative, with this idea garnering the most votes across the primary school. However, this fund wasn’t sufficient to meet the full cost. Support from the Perth Common Good Fund, the Basil Death Trust, Axiom and the Pupil Equity Fund have made this splendid new addition to the primary school a reality.
On 12 May 2021, Canon Steven Mulholland of St John’s RC Church, led a service of dedication, naming the classroom, ‘The Allmeria’, which was officially opened by her mum, Julie Steedman and her dad, Sherriff Oliver, and P5 representatives Julia Szafran and Oliwier Podniesinski.
Ms Steedman said, “Allmeria saw this classroom being built and was looking forward to the day it opened. She would be rolling about in joy at the thought of it being named in her honour. She was a very special girl, and the children in her class are very special children. I just wish I could have given them all a hug!”
Mr Seán Hagney, the Headteacher of St John’s RC Academy, said, “I am sure Allmeria will be glad that her name will be heard every day in this playground. Allmeria was a young girl full of imagination, full of fun, and we miss her tremendously. The ‘Allmeria’ is a place of learning, a place of fun and a place for the imagination. I hope Allmeria Oliver will be proud that we have named the outdoor classroom in her memory.”