Primary school marks 50th anniversary of move

PUBLISHED: 12:08 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:08 21 December 2017

The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, visited St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT

The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, visited St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT

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Pupils at St John’s Church of England Primary School in Huntingdon have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its move to its present site at Oxmoor.

The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, visited St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, visited St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT

Youngsters - and staff - dressed in costumes from each of the decades since the move took place.

The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, was also on hand to mark the anniversary.

Kate Lund, head teacher, said: “The children made such an effort. It went really well and we will be burying a time capsule with prayers and poems written by the children and planting a tree.”

She said a cake had been made for the celebrations and there was also a tea party for the pupils.

The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, visited St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, visited St John's Primary School, in Huntingdon. Picture: ARCHANT

St John’s used to be based in Huntingdon town centre but was transferred to its site in Sallowbush Road in 1967 to help serve the newly-built Oxmoor estate area.

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