FOUR feathered friends were the unusual guests of honour to mark the official opening of new houses at a Long Eaton primary school this week.
The four houses at the independent Elms school are named Kestrel, Eagle, Osprey and Falcon.
To honour the birds of prey-inspired names, there was a display on Friday in the school grounds where pupils could get up close and personal with the magnificent creatures.
There was then a 30-minute falconry display courtesy of CJS Birds of Prey.
The new houses replace the old system where pupils were divided between three houses.
Headteacher Keith Morrow said: “The new house system will build on the successful dynamics we have long nurtured at our school and we look forward to seeing all the children proudly wearing their new house colours.”