On Thursday 18th July we held an afternoon tea party to mark the start of the celebrations for our school’s 150th year. Our school opened in 1869 with the first pupils starting in 1870.
The tea party was a huge success. Lots of ex-pupils and teachers came along to help us celebrate and share their memories – the eldest pupil attending, Frank Wirdnam, was also celebrating his 93rd birthday! We were entertained by our KS2 children with songs from their recent production; our school choir with songs from The Greatest Showman and the whole school sang our school creed. Some of our year 5 and 6 pupils read excerpts from the old headteachers’ log books, some of these were very amusing and captured the flavour of different eras in education. We also had display boards with old photos and documents – these proved very popular with ex-pupils finding their names and pictures.
The FOWS put on a magnificent tea with lots of lovely cakes and the children were entertained with games on the school field.