Day of celebration will mark 50 golden years

from left to right) Mr Halstead, Miss Parker, Gordon Bullivant (Headteacher) and Sheila Ingleby .
from left to right) Mr Halstead, Miss Parker, Gordon Bullivant (Headteacher) and Sheila Ingleby .

A special celebration is being held next month to mark the 50th anniversary of Hornby Primary School.

The primary school moved from the original school buildings (which are now used for Hornby Day Nursery) to the current site in 1962.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary a Celebration Day is being held on Saturday, September 22 from 10am and it is hoped that as many former pupils, staff and friends of the school will come together to enjoy a day of reminiscing.

There will be lots of photos, videos and displays to look at, and a time capsule containing items from school in 2012 will be buried in the school grounds.

A short play will be performed which is based on anecdotes from school log books and former teachers and pupils will be talking about their memories of the school.

The school has also commissioned a new stained glass window which Bishop Geoff Pearson, the Bishop of Lancaster, has agreed to dedicate at the celebration day at about 11am.

Light refreshments will be served, although visitors are welcome to take along a picnic if they want to stay for lunch.

On Sunday, September 23 two former headteachers from Hornby Primary School, Gordon Bullivant and Alan Webster, will be taking part in the morning service.

The service will use prayers used at the original dedication service 50 years ago and children currently at the school will also be involved.

To get into the spirit of the celebration the school is selling a family school quiz sheet, which is available from the school at £1.

The school themed prize will be awarded on September 22.

The school would love to hear from former pupils and staff and to see photos from over the years.

They can be sent to: 50th Anniversary, Hornby St Margaret’s Primary School, Main Road, Hornby, Lancaster, LA2 8JY, or the school can be contacted on 015242 21496 or on Facebook page at St Margaret’s Primary School Hornby.