July 18, 2017
Highbridge's King Alfred School marks its 60th year with exhibition

Hundreds of photos, newsletters, stories and newspaper cuttings went on display when Highbridge's King Alfred School celebrated its 60th anniversary with an exhibition this week.

A group of students at the school worked with teacher Cerrie Williams to compile the display to illustrate the six decades. Teachers and pupils, past and present, were among those who attended Tuesday's exhibition.

The exhibition was compiled by the 'Friday Project' team, who researched the school's history over several weeks, and included a visit to the Somerset Heritage Centre earlier this year, as reported here.

Former student Mike Copper, pictured below, who read about the project on, said: "I wanted to get involved and support the school, so put my memories on display. I was here from 1958-1963 and had good times. It's been a 'trip down memory lane' this evening."

Neil Blake, who started as a pupil at the school in 1972, met up with his old chemistry teacher, Tony Deahl, during the evening, as pictured to exchange stories from the day.

Headteacher Denise Hurr told it had been a superb evening and she praised the efforts of all those involved in compiling the exhibition items, which will be stored in the school archives.

Among the documents on show were council minutes from the 1950s when the school was being planned, plus plans, maps and microfiche newspapers about the early days.



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