Celebrating 170 years!
This year Milstead and Frinsted C of E Primary school has been open for 170 years and we marked the occasion with week of celebrations. Highlights included holding a whole school Victorian day where we went back in time - we all dressed in Victorian Costumes and taught lessons from that era in true Victorian style. The school was certainly quitter than usual during these lessons! We had a whole school Victorian style picnic at lunchtime which included all the staff and the afternoon was spent outside taking part in activities such as woodwork, hoop rolling, decoupage and skipping.
The wonderful Mrs Brown also organised a reunion for past pupils and staff and everyone was treated to an incredible display of photos, newspaper articles, artefacts telling the unique history of our school. The evening was full of chatter about the swimming pool and fire engine that used to be here. People could remember buying a time capsule and how the field used to be on a such a slope that scoring a goal in a game of football was very challenging! We had a birthday cake at the reunion and John Leigh Pemberton, a former pupil and governor, made a speech. The cake was also shared with the children during a special assembly. A huge thankyou goes to Mrs Brown who worked so hard to make this such a special week for the children, and grown-ups too!