The Co-operative Group has brought supermarket shopping to Perranporth for the first time with the opening of its £ 1.5 million showpiece store in the village.
To celebrate, an entire class of Cornish schoolchildren turned out to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the St Piran's class from Perranporth Community Primary School received a donation of £ 500 for school funds and a wide-screen television, by store manager Mark Roberts to mark the occasion.
Commenting on the school's starring role, Head Teacher Brian Odgers said: "We were delighted to be invited to open the Co-op as our St Piran's class has been working on a project about supermarkets and the event fitted very well. All of the 30 children in the class went along to the opening and had a lot of fun.
"We are also very grateful to the Co-op for the generous donation of a television and £ 500 which we will use to buy some drums for the St Piran's day celebrations in March," he added.
Features of the showpiece store include a comprehensive range, cash machine, 'Access for All' automatic doors, parent and child facilities and parking for more than 30 cars.