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Burton End Primary School in Haverhill celebrates 50th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 20:39 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 20:39 24 April 2018

Burton End Primary Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday. Picture: GOODERHAM PR

Burton End Primary Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday. Picture: GOODERHAM PR

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A Haverhill primary school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fashion parade and historical exhibition.

Burton End Primary Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday. Picture: JAMES WALKER - C/O WALDRONEBurton End Primary Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday. Picture: JAMES WALKER - C/O WALDRONE

Staff, students and the community joined together at Burton End Primary Academy on Monday to celebrate the milestone with a special fancy dress day.

Each year group at the school was given a particular decade to focus on – starting in the 1960s when the school first opened – with classroom discussions around popular culture and how things have changed.

Pupils then showcased their work with an exhibition in the school hall before moving outside to take part in a fashion parade through the decades in front of a packed audience of parents and governors.

Karen Sheargold, headteacher at Burton End, said: “The anniversary gave us a great opportunity to mould some of the curriculum around major events over the last 50 years - how things have changed like computer and how parts of our town have stayed the same.

“It was a great community event and the Friends of Burton End were particularly helpful in supporting our plans.

“It was great to see the school packed with so many past and present staff and students and we would like to thank everyone who attended.

“We wanted to use the celebrations as a way of giving the school a fresh start and looking ahead to the next 50 years with great excitement and opportunity.”

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