A NEW theater was built at a school in Romsey to commemorate a boy who loved music.
The Alfie Amphitheater is now completed at the Cupernham Infant School and was built in memory of student Alfie Butler who died when he was just five years old from a brain tumor in January 2020.
On Saturday, the space was officially opened in memory of the school’s âlittle superstarâ following a successful bid for a community asset grant from the Valley Council of the Trial.
Principal Duncan Wells said, âAlfie is and will continue to be an important part of our school and his community. He will be remembered by everyone for his incredible cheeky personality, limitless energy, courage and persistence in never giving up or letting anything get in his way.
âThis incredible amphitheater was designed and built with Alfie at its heart. Alfie was a real performer, singing, dancing and always acting as he pleased.
“In memory of Alfie, we wanted to design and create something very special.”
âNot only the children of Cupernham Infants, Cupernham Juniors and Woodley Pre-School can play and perform in this beautiful amphitheater, but we hope other local community groups such as Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies and Cubs will come and use this space. amazing for have fun, make music and play.
At the opening, a plaque was unveiled which read “In Memory of Alfie Butler, Our Little Superhero”.
Alfie’s parents Charlotte Swithenbank and James Butler said: “It was so nice to also be able to show this to Alfie’s family and friends who don’t go to this school and to see her cousins ââplay as well. on the equipment. ”
They added: âWhen we heard that the Cupernham Infants School would be building an amphitheater in memory of Alfie, we were completely blown away and we felt very honored that this was done as her legacy. Alfie always loved going to school and he absolutely loved music and performances, so this piece of gear was a perfect tribute to his memory. It’s so wonderful to hear the beautiful sounds of the chimes played by your school friends every day and the community.
Since her death, Charlotte and James have created the Alfie’s Wish charity to help other families in need and send them out.
âThe Alfie’s Wish charity continues to grow stronger as we celebrated our first year as a registered charity last month and are now able to send children and their families for days to the destination chosen to create. memories, which is the aim of the association. “said Charlotte and James.
“We are very honored that Alfie’s legacy continues in her school and we look forward to an exciting future as Alfie’s wish grows.”