Teachers in stocks and singalongs at school's 50th birthday party

By Rob Smith | Market Drayton | News | Published:

Pupils learned about 50 years of history as their school celebrated a special anniversary.

School head Zillah Cope in the stocks with children

Longlands Community Primary School in Market Drayton held a street party 50 years after it was founded with all of the school years getting involved, as well as teachers who braved a soaking with sponges.

Assistant head Sarah Morris said: “Each class created decorations for the event which adorned the playground and the kitchen put on a tasty spread. Children, parents and past pupils all had a fantastic time, sharing memories and playing games.

“Current staff were put in the stocks for a thorough soaking before singing happy birthday and eating birthday cake. It was great to see so many members of Longlands, past and present, celebrating together.”

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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