Pupils mark 80 years of school

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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