History will be made with the resurrection and ringing of school bells on the first day of term next week

By Jill Dando News

Pupils, parents, carers and staff at the West Huntspill Community Primary and East Huntspill Community Primary in Somerset will be able to enjoy the ringing of newly restored bells – not heard for over a decade.

A huge restoration project over the summer saw 30 hours of hand polishing on the East Bell – and a new West Bell for £56 off eBay.

Experts also carried out works to make the canopy safe and ensured the mechanism work efficiently.

The whole project took around 10 days with staff from across The Priory Learning Trust lending a hand.

Locals in the picturesque village of East and West Huntsville have all been curious at the work going on.

Both schools became part of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) earlier this year.

Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, said: “After outstanding work by our teams we are delighted that pupils, parents, carers, staff and the whole area will be able to celebrate coming back to school with the ringing of school bells.

“Both these schools are wonderful communities and it is a pleasure to have them as part of our TPLT family.”