ELVIS Presley and other characters from the 1960s visited St John s Church of England Primary on Thursday to help the children celebrate the Huntingdon school s 40th birthday. Children were invited to dress up as characters from the past four decades and
ELVIS Presley and other characters from the 1960s visited St John's Church of England Primary on Thursday to help the children celebrate the Huntingdon school's 40th birthday.
Children were invited to dress up as characters from the past four decades and the school hall was decorated and set out as a street party.
Parents provided the children with sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls and crisps so they could have the kind of party youngsters enjoyed when the Queen celebrated her
silver jubilee in 1977.
For the last hour of the school day, children sang the songs Yellow Submarine, Lily The Pink, You'll Never Walk Alone, Walking Back to Happiness and Manfred Mann's There I Was Just a Walking Down the Street....
They also sang Happy Birthday and every child made the school a birthday card and had a slice of birthday cake. Two of the youngest children in the reception class, Ellie and Darrel, blew out the candles.
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Two mums of current pupils, Lisa Moody, mum of Ann, and Ged Armstrong, mum of Mia were at the school to remember the time they were pupils there.
The school log book was read out and included some startling incidents. In 1968, two boys stole £5 and ran away. They were arrested at King's Cross station.
Headteacher, Helen Curtis, said: "We celebrated for the last hour of the school day.
"The parents, children and staff did an excellent job of providing food and costumes. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 40 years and we are looking forward to the next 40."
INFORMATION: The school was previously known as Huntingdon Church of England School.