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Former pupils reminisce at school’s anniversary party

Uppingham CE Primary School celebrates its 50th anniversary - Former pupils who are now staff at the school - from left, Lisa Salt, Claire Baines, Emma Kilby, Julia Dumford and Andrea Dean with the 50th birthday cake

Uppingham CE Primary School celebrates its 50th anniversary - Former pupils who are now staff at the school - from left, Lisa Salt, Claire Baines, Emma Kilby, Julia Dumford and Andrea Dean with the 50th birthday cake

Former teachers and pupils returned to Uppingham Primary School to celebrate its 50th anniversary with the current cohort.

A group of ten former members of staff and many former pupils, including parents of the children currently at the school, returned to the halls and classrooms they used to walk to take part in the celebration event last Friday.

Amongst the guests was former headteacher Peter Chamberlain, who said there were lots of things that have changed at the school but many things which had remained the same.

The day was a celebration of 50 years since the church school moved into its current building in Belgrave Road.

The church school in Uppingham dates back to the 19th century.

A special cake was made to mark the occasion and was enjoyed while guests reminisced about their time at the school.

Current headteacher Iain Peden said: “It was an excellent day.

“We had lots of good fun celebrating the history of the school and its ethos.

“We have had quite a lot of work done in the school in the last three years and it gave them a chance to see the changes and all the advancements in technology.”

There were a host of activities on offer at the school on Friday including an open day, children’s Christmas parties followed by a disco for the pupils in the evening.

Adults were not left out of the fun with a fish and chips quiz night organised in the evening by the Friends of Uppingham Church of England School group.

 

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