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Grantham school marks 80th anniversary with special history project




Children have been celebrating the 80th anniversary of their school with a ‘Down Memory Lane’ project and end-of-term party.

Children at Harrowby Infant School have spent the term finding out about how their school has changed over the years. They were also tasked with organising a birthday party to celebrate the momentous occasion.

They designed posters and sent them out into the local community, wrote invitations, made decorations, decided on what they would like to eat and then made the food.

Pupils at Harrowby Infant School have been celebrating the school's 80th birthday. (14032595)
Pupils at Harrowby Infant School have been celebrating the school's 80th birthday. (14032595)

Parents who had also attended the school sent in photos which were displayed on boards with information about the history of the school.

Mayor of Grantham Councillor Adam Stokes attended the birthday party and helped executive headteacher Anne Platt to cut a special 80th birthday cake.

Parents and families of the children were also invited to the party. The younger pupils made biscuits and cakes for the visitors while parents made cakes to be sold on stalls at the event.

On the project board the children wrote as part of their project: “Brownlow Infants National School was sited on the corner of Castlegate and Finkin Street and was opened in 1835. It remained on this site until 1939. Our earliest record of the school can be found in the school log book, dated February 2, 1863.

“In 1939 the children moved to a newly built school located on New Beacon Road. The school was renamed Harrowby Church of England (Aided) Infants School.”

The school thanked everybody for “sharing this special occasion”.

Mrs Platt said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for their hard work this year. In this year, the 80th birthday of the school, education has seen many changes and staff have embraced them with goodwill and continued to provide the best education for the children.”



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