School celebrates groovy anniversary
A STOWMARKET primary school celebrated it’s 50th anniversary on Friday– by letting the reception class organise a special 1960s-themed birthday party.
Youngsters at Chilton Community Primary School were handed the daunting task of creating a big celebration party – planning all the games and activities, baking cakes and treats for the whole school and coming up with the 60’s fancy dress theme.
Headteacher Liz Bennett said the children had made the day a huge success.
She said: “We decided the younger children could plan and organise a big birthday party as it is something they all know about.
“It created a lovely children’s view of what a birthday party should be. The children have been researching about what it was like at school 50 years ago, too.
“We had a lovely letter from a past pupil who sent us his report card from 1966. It opened the children’s eyes to the differences between what children did at school in the sixties and what they do today. It was a huge learning experience for them as well as a fantastic fun day.”
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