Thank you to all who helped during our special 65th anniversary day in school last Thursday.
The children enjoyed a fun day of learning in the 1950’s including a specially recorded “Singing Together” session, “Music & Movement, The 3 R’s and Nature Study. Mrs Reich led 4 groups in sessions around the maypole and the sun even shone. The activities were all enjoyed by the children.
After a special picnic lunch of sandwiches and cake, KS1 were entertained by Gemma from the Norwich Puppet Theatre with a wonderful production of The Pied Piper, whilst KS2 danced a lindyhop session in the hall with Paul & Debbie from Get into the Swing.
At 2.45pm, 65 years to the day from the original opening ceremony, we were joined by invited guests from the local community for a celebration assembly.
Former pupils who remember the school opening, members of staff including former headteacher Susan Baker, Janet Harradine and Doreen Tyrrell, members of Girton WI including parents of former pupils, Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, and Cambridgeshire County Council Head of Intervention Services, Rosemarie Sadler, attended to watch the video of school memories followed by the children’s accounts of their day learning in the 1950s. The assembly was closed by Rowena Barnes, Chair of Governors followed by the exhibition of photos from the school archives and quilts kindly on loan from Cotton Hall Trustees.
Tours of the school took place for those who had not seen the school for many years followed by a cup of tea.
To watch the video of Girton Glebe school memories click here.
A wonderful day for learning and remembering together.
Happy 65 years, Girton Glebe!