Pupils and staff celebrate Huntingdon school’s 450th year

Hinchingbrooke School PD Day, Sixth Form students getting sponged,

Hinchingbrooke School PD Day, Sixth Form students getting sponged, - Credit: Archant

Students and staff at Hinchingbrooke School came together to celebrate the school’s 450th anniversary.

Founded long before Buckingham Palace was built, the current St Paul’s Cathedral in London was complete and before Australia had been discovered the school, has had a prestigious place in Huntingdon’s history.

To mark the occasion the school had organised a range of historical activities to send the children back to 1565 when the school was first founded.

Children were taught about the importance of the house system in a special assembly and in their classes which was an integral part of the school when it was founded and still is today.

The most spectacular part of the day was the Victory in Europe-style lunch, with around 2,000 pupils and 200 staff gathering together for the first time in the school’s history.

The celebratory lunch bought the whole community together which was followed by team building activities including croquet, archery, egg and spoon races and obstacle courses.