Hapton Primary School celebrates 100th birthday!

Hapton Primary School staff members Lindsay Birbeck, Alison Manghan and Joanne Llewellyn-Roberts with Rhys Llewellyn-Roberts (4) dress up at the schools centenary celebrations. A210112/1b
Hapton Primary School staff members Lindsay Birbeck, Alison Manghan and Joanne Llewellyn-Roberts with Rhys Llewellyn-Roberts (4) dress up at the schools centenary celebrations. A210112/1b

CHILDREN and staff from Hapton Primary School stepped back in time to mark its centenary.

Celebrations of the 100-year milestone included an open day and Edwardian fair where pupils donned traditional dress and played games from the era.

The event, attended by residents and former pupils, also gave visitors a chance to see £700,000 improvements to the school building, including a state-of-the-art media suite, allowing the school to have its own radio station and green screen.

Guests were treated to jam and cream scones, a baking competition and Punch and Judy Show, while pupils dressed up for an Edwardian-themed school day.

Headteacher Miss Jacquie Clarke said: “The open day was wonderful, it was really well supported. Lots of people in the community and ex-pupils came, it was lovely.

“We raised just under £1,000 and the money will go towards trips out and things like that.”

There are more pictures from the celebrations in your weekend Express