Children entertained the guests with a display of Maypole dancing in the playground

Rushden school celebrates 150 years with cake, dance and happy memories

The school was opened on April 8,1872, with 59 pupils on the roll

Thursday, 31st March 2022, 4:45 pm

Pupils and staff, past and present, of Alfred Street Junior School in Rushden have gathered to mark the 150th anniversary of their beloved ‘Alfo’.

As well as tours of the school, guests were serenaded by the school choir, treated to a display of Maypole dancing and shared memories of their school days.

Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire Morcea Walker planted a tree in the school’s memorial garden helped by current headteacher Kelly O'Connor and former heads, Harry Curtis and John Kidney.

Mayor of Rushden, Cllr Melanie Coleman, cut a celebratory cake that was shared by the visitors.

Children partied in their classrooms and drew pictures for a time capsule to be buried on the site.

A reunion for ex-pupils will be held this evening (Thursday, March 31) .

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