Whaley school marks its centenary with big party

A week of celebrations start today (Friday) to mark the centenary of Whaley Bridge Primary School – and there will be plenty of opportunities for the whole community to get involved.

The first event is a historical wander, open to all, which is taking place on Friday, September 9, starting from the school at 5pm.

Quiz booklets have been produced by the local history group for the historical walk and can be bought from the school for £3.

After the walk everyone will return to the school where there will be a BBQ, live music and a bar.

Next week the children will welcome a series of speakers who will be talking to them about the history of the town. The visits, running from Monday to Thursday, will give pupils the chance to learn lots of interesting facts about Whaley Bridge and how it has changed over the last 100 years.

On Thursday and Friday pupils and staff will dress up in Edwardian-style clothes and will even get to enjoy a school dinner inspired by food from the era.

Then on Friday, September 16, there will be a full day of celebrations.

Pupils will be attending a celebration service at Trinity Church and on their return will see a new centenary flag raised.

From 3.30pm the school is inviting the community including past pupils to a Street Party.

There will be an exhibition of old photographs and artefacts along with some of the work the children have been doing. Cream teas will be served and there will also be brass band music.