South Walney Infant and Nursery School celebrates 70th birthday 

Staff and pupils at South Walney Infant and Nursery School celebrated its milestone 70th birthday in style.

They dressed up in 1950s clothing to put on a show for families and buried a time capsule to give future students a glimpse into life in 2024.

Each class penned a message for the time capsule so future generations can see how the school has continued to develop.

Performances including Maypole dancing, rock and roll moves and the school song and there were traditional games including hula hoops and hopscotch and a picnic for all to enjoy.

Visitors to the Amphitrite Street school were then treated to an afternoon of reminiscing and refreshments for the wider school community with photographs of past pupils and events on display.

Headteacher Becs Ensoll said it had been a wonderful and well-attended celebration with people who were connected to the school.

“We are delighted to see so many past pupils and former staff back at school to join in what is a very special day for South Walney Infant and Nursery School.

“We had some of the schools very first pupils come along and talking about their happy school days and even some who had gone on to get married.”

She said pupils had enjoyed creating the time capsule which sent hope from the past for a bright future.

“The time capsule references many things ranging from this as an Olympic year and taking about a pupil who is an excellent gymnast with her eyes set on future global success,” she said. “It also mentions the recent glowing Ofsted report praising the pupils love of reading, pride in the community and inspired and varied curriculum.”

A spectacular cake in the school’s colours was also made by a past parent Janette Currie and decorated with books named with each class and tiny handprints round the edge. The cake was cut together by three headteachers linking past and present together.

South Walney Infant and Nursery School has applied to join South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust in Autumn 2024.

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