Former pupils get to relive school days before historic primary closes
PUBLISHED: 08:33 15 March 2020 | UPDATED: 08:49 15 March 2020
Former pupils of Trowse Primary School have the chance to take one last look around their old classrooms before it moves ending 150 years in the current building.
Work is underway on a new school and nursery in the village, near Norwich, that will open in September with the current Grade II building in Dell Loke being sold off by Norfolk County Council.
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As a chance to say farewell, the school is holding an 'old school reunion' on Friday June 26 for former pupils and staff.
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Liz Andrews, school secretary, said: 'It has been a fabulous school for 150 years. This will be the last chance for people to have a look around and relive their school days.
'There are generations of the same family who have attended. I'm sure there will be a lot of fond memories.'
The school has its origins in 1874 when a school room was attached to a Congregational chapel. In 1882, a purpose-built school was funded by Jeremiah Colman of the famous Mustard family.
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The new school will increase capacity to 200 pupils with seven classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and a nursery - a first for the village - as well as a stained glass window that is being relocated from the old school.
Anyone interested in attending can contact the school on 01603 622485.