Pupils in Prescot have stepped back to the 70s to celebrate their school’s 40th anniversary.
Current pupils at Evelyn Community Primary were joined by 40 VIP guests to mark the occasion.
It was a colourful, fun-filled day of nostalgic celebration.
Guests included the school’s two former head teachers, former staff and former pupils whose own children now attend the school.
The children sang Abba classics dating from 1973 when the school first opened its doors, and compared the price of items back then with now.They took a fascinating look at the school’s log books which revealed an opening cohort of 80 children, today it’s four times that number. Also teaching staff as young as 20.
An owl display commemorated the school’s emblem while it’s Real-life Creative and Skills-based Curriculum (ARCS), which encourages the children to bring out their creative side both in and outside of the classroom, and to link their learning to real-life situations, was celebrated with an umbrella dance to the Morecambe and Wise signature tune ‘Bring me Sunshine’.
The head teacher penned a birthday poem charting the school’s history which pupils performed and forty ruby red balloons were released to culminate the anniversary event.
Mrs Carole Arnold, Head Teacher at Evelyn Community Primary School, said:
“We’ve all had a wonderful time celebrating our school’s special anniversary. The pupils have really enjoyed discovering lots about the 70s from the music and fashion to the cost of living and school life.
“Everyone connected with the school has such a lot to celebrate, we’re all proud of what the school stands and determined to continue to work together and strive to get even better and better.”
“Today’s event launches a series of events which we’ve got planned throughout the year to
Pictured: Evelyn Community Primary pupils celebrate school’s 40th anniversary with ‘Bring me Sunshine’ umbrella dance