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Two schools celebrated platinum anniversary with one giant party

 Published on: 25th July 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

A primary school and nursery in Croxley Green celebrated its 70th anniversary with a special gathering to celebrate both of the school’s openings. 

Little Green Junior School and Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School both opened in 1949 and the children and staff celebrated in a wide range of activities. 

The staff decided to build on their already strong relationships and carried out a week of joint working. 

From party planning to baking, orienteering to designing and building a living wall, shared story writing and creating gifts for each other, the children had a wonderful time working with each other and considering the learning needs of their buddy class.

Mr Roberts, headteacher of Little Green Junior School, said: “We are committed to recognising our role in supporting and building a community. Our work with our family school benefits everyone.”

The schools welcomed past students who visited the children to share their memories from their time at school, some pupils were from the very first cohorts back in 1949. These experiences bought the history to life for the children and enabled them to compare present day education to 70 years ago. 

Mrs Butcher, Malvern Way deputy headteacher, said: “The children were so excited to perform the dance that they had worked so hard on. Seeing every child from our school dancing together was a truly unforgettable experience. Just magical.”

A celebratory coin was created to celebrate this special time and gifted to all staff and pupils at both Malvern Way and Little Green. If you are an ex-pupil or member of staff and wish to purchase a celebratory anniversary coin for a small donation, please contact either school.

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