Primary school in Hockwold opens one-off museum to celebrate centenary

Iceni Academy, Hockwold  - formerly Hockwold Primary School celebrated their 100 Years since school opened. 

Pictured: Head Teacher and pupils with the balloons ready to be released later that day to mark the occasion ANL-140607-165557009

Iceni Academy, Hockwold - formerly Hockwold Primary School celebrated their 100 Years since school opened. Pictured: Head Teacher and pupils with the balloons ready to be released later that day to mark the occasion ANL-140607-165557009

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Pupils and villagers were given a glimpse into the past as a primary school in Hockwold opened a museum to celebrate its 100 year anniversary.

Iceni Academy Hockwold set up the one-off museum where members of the community brought in artefacts and photos from the last century and youngsters displayed their work.

Iceni Academy, Hockwold  - formerly Hockwold Primary School celebrated their 100 Years since school opened. 

Pictured: Villagers and old school pupils looking at memorabilia ANL-140607-165106009

Iceni Academy, Hockwold - formerly Hockwold Primary School celebrated their 100 Years since school opened. Pictured: Villagers and old school pupils looking at memorabilia ANL-140607-165106009

Showcasing old photos of former students and items such as vintage radios and cassette tapes, the exhibition also featured an example of a classroom from 100 years ago.

Assistant principal Emma Owner said: “It was brilliant. We got members of the community to sign the visitors book - one person put ‘what a lovely day, educational and fun too’.”

Children released 100 balloons, enjoyed games from a century ago and buried a time capsule containing a jumper with the school logo, their work and a copy of the national curriculum. Meanwhile, former headteachers Joyce Froud and Sheila Litherland attended. The school originally opened as Hockwold Primary.

 

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