Published: June 17, 2011
In photos: Brent Knoll School celebrates its 150th anniversary

Brent Knoll Primary School marked its 150th anniversary on Friday (June 17th) with a day of celebrations.

Youngsters at the school held a mass balloon launch, took part in a musical performance, held a school history exhibition and unveiled a commemorative mosaic.

Jo MacGregor from the school's PTA, told "It was a wonderful day despite some very wet weather, but spirits were not dampened."

"The pupils went up to Brent Knoll Church and performed a musical presentation which included songs from different eras during the past 150 years including the 1940s and 70s. They put on a superb performance of 'Scarborough Fair' and 'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside'."

"A new mosaic that has been made by the children to especially celebrate the anniversary was unveiled by the school's former headteacher Shirley Endall. And the PTA presented the school with two brand new computerised projectors for the both Key Stage 1 and 2."

One of the key parts of the celebration was the mass launch of 150 balloons at the start of a race. The blue and gold balloons were launched in pouring rain to the sound of cheers from the youngsters.

In the school hall, 150 years of history went on show with a fascinating exhibition of past school records and log books. Tea and cakes were also served by the pupils.

The day ended with a commemorative leather bookmark being presented to every pupil to take home as a lasting memento of the special occasion.


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