King Alfred School marks its 60th year with exhibition
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.
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 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.
student Mike Copper, pictured below, who read about the project
on Burnham-On-Sea.com, 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'
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.
Denise Hurr told Burnham-On-Sea.com 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.
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.