We had a lovely day on Wednesday celebrating Newton Hall Infants’ School 50th anniversary. The children and staff came in their gold party clothes and wore gold crowns throughout the day. Everyone joined in. Mrs Frazer showed us a school diary recording day to day activities 50 years ago. When the school opened, only a chosen few were invited to the party – just one way in which things have changed!
To mark this special occasion, we have a new sculpture in the front garden. We are, as ever, very thankful to our PTA who donated the money to purchase it. The children have named the sculpture “Feathers”. He looks very grand sitting above the colourful display of “perfect pebbles”, each with your child’s initial. But there’s more…we have buried a time capsule so that in another 50 years’ time, the future children at our school can dig it up and find out a little bit of history. Who knows it might be dug up by our children’s children or even grandchildren! Finally, our children have recorded their name and class on a colourful disc which has been added to a painted tree in the hall to make a beautiful display and a record of who was at Newton Hall Infants’ School on 25th November 2020.
We would also like to thank Mrs Turnbull and Miss Yates in the kitchen for adapting the usual school dinner and decorating the serving hatch for our party lunch. We can report that the children very much enjoyed their lunchtime.
Here are a few pictures from our special day…