Pupils mark 80 years of school
GRANGE Park Infant and Junior schools have marked their 80th years with a joint party.
Youngsters came into school on July 1 dressed in party clothes and enjoyed a summer fete with outdoor games.
The heads of both the infant and junior schools came together to cut a cake with the children.
Ms Kiran Thapar, head teacher at the infants school, said: “We had a special meal similar to what the children would have had 80 years ago. We had that in the style of a street party in the hall with jam sandwiches, ice cream and jelly.”
All pupils got together in the playground to sing a chorus of Happy Birthday.
A display was unveiled featuring photos of the schools in each decade since it’s opening in 1935, showing different equipment used and changes to the hall.
Infants received teddy bears wearing the Grange Park uniform and older children were given Parker pens.
Ms Thapar added: “The children had a fantastic time.
“The younger ones especially were very excited about the bears, their faces just lit up.
“The old logbook from the past shows how nothing really changes about how both the staff and the children learn.
“The school was originally one school and has become two, but we’ve maintained our ethos or working together and always striving for the children.