Pupils and staff from across the decades mark Wymondham school’s 140th anniversary

Browick Road Primary School celebrates 140th Year Anniversary in Style.

Browick Road Primary School celebrates 140th Year Anniversary in Style. - Credit: Browick Road Primary School

A primary school has celebrated 140 years of educating children in its community.

Browick Road Primary School in Wymondham commemorated the anniversary in style with a week of celebrations.

The school used the week to explore the history of the school, – formerly Browick Road Infant School – the area and to learn about the Victorian times in which its first pupils would have lived and learned.

There were also guided tours of the school's new facilities including classrooms, a school reception and entrance, and outdoor facilities.

During the week in September past members of staff, governors and pupils were welcomed back to the school to reminisce about their time there, share stories and explore the building as it now stands.

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The children also had the opportunity to admire old photographs, plans, artefacts and log books belonging to the school.

A highlight for many children were skipping workshops, culminating in a skipping celebration and after school skipping sessions for pupils and parents.

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The celebrations also saw children and staff dressing up as Victorians for a day, with classrooms, assembly and playtimes transformed, and a street party style picnic lunch for pupils to finish the week. The school's cooks baked a celebratory birthday cake for the school with celebratory muffins for each child.

Headteacher Pauline McMullan said: 'We're so proud of the rich history of the school and our 140th anniversary was a tremendous opportunity for our children to get excited about history.

'Thank you to all those who came into classes to share their experience of school days in years gone by.'

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