Diamond Anniversary

by / Friday, 06 March 2015 / Published in Latest News

Monday 2nd March marked the 60th anniversary of the “Official” opening of our school – which was originally named Shiphay Junior School.  We held a whole school assembly where Mr K told the children a little about 1955 – the year Winston Churchill resigned and Ruth Ellis was the last woman “hanged” in Great Britain.  It was also the year Disneyland, California opened and the first McDonalds did too.  We looked at toys and games that were popular at the time. Everyone was amazed at how cheap things were: for £1 you could have bought: 15 pints of beer, 14 fish and chip suppers or gone to the cinema 10 times.  But, unfortunately, the average wage was just £9.25 a week – or £481:00 a year!!!!!!!!

The School Councillors planted a 60th anniversary tree: next to Vanilla Gorilla adjacent to the school entrance.

The children were all given a “Wishing Star”.  They decorated these and wrote a message on them – before hanging them around the school site.