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Yorke Mead School celebrate 40 years

 Published on: 13th June 2014   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

The stormy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Croxley pupils as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of the school with a party. On Thursday, May 22 Yorke Mead Primary School held a day dedicated to commemorate the last 40 years and the children participated in a range of fun activities. The school’s fourth head teacher Mrs Pollard spoke to My Croxley News about the celebrations. She said: “It’s been a really lovely day; the children have had a nice time. Old staff members and pupils attended our assembly and it was great for them to share their experiences of the school. “We pride ourselves on being a happy family school, we have a saying that the building and staff may have changed over the years, and children leave to go to secondary school, but for the past 40-years we have kept our same ethos, every child is appreciated and we aim to develop the whole child.” The pupils enjoyed an outside picnic with sandwiches, crisps and sweets and despite the rain starting to pour down during the party, the children continued the fun indoors. There were also lots of cupcakes and a cake in the shape of daisies which was made by Mrs Streere. The school was also given handmade daisies by Mrs Staring, there were four flowers to represent each decade, each with 10 petals to represent each year. Yorke Mead Primary School was established in 1974 and all the pupils dressed up in clothing from the 70s era or they wore brown and blue clothing which resembled the original school uniform. Eight-year-old pupil Liah commented: “I’ve had a really fun day and I liked the party but my favourite part of the day has been dressing up in my 70s outfit.” IMG_2864The school have arranged other activity days for the pupils; on June 5 the students participated in a Lego Workshop where they created their own Lego town. The Lego treat was paid for by funds raised by the Friends of Yorke Mead. Friends of Yorke Mead Member and parent Helena Lokuge, told My Croxley News that they aim to raise money for things which the school.   She added: “Everybody absolutely loved the event, someone from Lego came and got all the different year groups working together to build a Lego City.   “Year six pupils helped reception, year fives were helping year twos, everyone worked together and although the day was a fun event for them they also built their team building, co-operation and creative skills.” Photos by Hoss Photography  

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