Shropshire school eyes £200,000 science department revamp to help celebrate 60th birthday
A Shropshire school is hoping to raise £200,000 to completely refurbish its science department.
The fundraising for the refurbishment at the Corbet School in Baschurch has been launched to coincide with the school celebrating its 60th birthday.
It is also celebrating by holding a diamond anniversary festival, which will take place at the school on May 20 from 2pm to 8pm.
The festival is part of a year-long celebration which will include a variety of events and activities.
Julia Kear, assistant business manager, said: "The school’s initial target is to raise £60,000 which represents £1,000 for each year that the school has been open.
"It is intended that the money raised will be used to apply for ‘matched funding’ and if successful, this will significantly increase the amount available.
"It is estimated that it will cost over £200,000 to refurbish the science department completely.
"The diamond festival will be a fun filled family event with activities to suit all ages.
"Some activities that will be available on the day include: go karting, disco dome, food and bar, bouncy castle, console heaven, and various stalls.
"The festival will also include a memory walk for past pupils, which will show photographs taken at the school throughout its 60 years.
"Local primary schools will also be joining in with the celebrations and will be singing on stage at 3pm.
"From 6pm former pupil - Andy Mills will be singing live on stage.
"The school is also running a yearlong raffle which will be drawn on December 1, with a top prize of a smart TV.
"Tickets for the raffle are available from the school throughout the year and will be on sale at the festival in May.
"The Corbet School is part of the local community and is aware that many of the local primary schools, businesses, parents and children have all been part of its history.
"The school hopes that everyone will continue to support them in the future, and come along on Saturday, May 20 to celebrate their 60th anniversary."