St William’s Primary School welcomes past pupils for 65th anniversary celebrations

(Adults from left to right) Ian Murrell, Robert Brister, Colin Chilvers, Joanna George, Suzanne Quin

(Adults from left to right) Ian Murrell, Robert Brister, Colin Chilvers, Joanna George, Suzanne Quinton, Annette Brand, Chris Carter, Michael Bullwick, Michael Butler, Shelia Murrell, Nathan Chinman, Louise Carver, Sarah Carter and Erin Flock at the St William's Primary School 65th celebrations in Norwich. Picture: ST WILLIAM'S PRIMARY SCHOOL - Credit: ST WILLIAM'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Students young and old reminisced at a 65th anniversary celebration of a Norwich school.

St William's Primary School, on Williams Loke, opened its doors to former pupils from across the decades who spoke with children students aged four-11.

The event, which was the first of its kind for the school, included three generations of the same family.

Topics which former students spoke about included news headlines, popular culture and sport from the 1950s and changes in the uniform over the decades.

The school has 400 pupils and the anniversary event was supported by Norwich history enthusiasts.


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The older students gave the former pupils a tour of the school.

Victoria Buxton, deputy headteacher of St William's Primary School, said: 'It was a really nice community feel having visitors in. The older pupils who gave the tours felt very empowered. It was a way of encouraging confidence.'

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