To coincide with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations our history learning in Spring 2022 has been all about the 1950's. We have found out so much about the history of Orton Parochial School (as it was called in the 1950's). We even uncovered a set of records with a BBC radio program recorded in Orton School in 1954. This is absolute treasure so we decided to invite as many former pupils and connections of Orton School from the 1950's for a special morning of memory sharing with the children and each other. We thought one or two might join us but we were overwhelmed with the response and had around 30 very excited visitors come along! What an awesome morning everyone had. Our children loved hearing about the older generations experiences of school, especially the naughty bits and the very primitive toilet arrangements!!! We don't always realise how lucky we are!!
We loved sharing the BBC program with our visitors and evoking lots of memories. Tears, laughter and conversation were shared throughout the morning.
What an extraordinary privilege to have so many pupils of Orton school in the 1950's join us to share their memories with us and each other. It has been such a special day.
It was so very busy we didn't capture many photographs but we hope you enjoy the ones we have captured.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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