photos: 100-year celebration held at Burnham-On-Sea school
special centenary event has been held to mark 100 years since
Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Street School opened.
Over 100 people attended the event on Friday (June 19th), alongside
children from the current Burnham Infants School and Burnham and
Highbridge's Deputy Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancock.
Skills & Learning - the current occupants of the centre -
organised the event with Burnham Historical Society, who set up
a pop-up museum featuring a display of historical photos and other
items from the past century.
of the public who had attended the school before it moved to its
current site in 1987 came along to re-visit the old site. They
also swapped memories of the teachers, the classes and the school
was really impressed with the number of people who came and the
energy in the room," John Strickland, chair of Burnham Historical
Society, told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "The children from the
school were brilliant and really added to the celebration with
their super songs and poems."
Cllr Hancock, who represented the Town Council, helped to blow
out the candles on the cake, alonsgide the children and current
school headteacher of Burnham Infants School, Mrs Sadiq.
delicious cup cakes had been made especially by a learner at the
Somerset Skills & Learning for the day. There were also activities
for the children including a clue hunt, historical challenge and
who attended the 100-year celebration included former students,
the Deputy Mayor, and members of the History Society.
centre in Princess Street remains a place of education with Somerset
Skills & Learning providing a range of leisure and qualification