School’s 150 years

Exhibition opens to mark the school's 150 years (from left): Chris Child (headteacher 1988 - 2010), Fiona McCallum (present head) and Leslie Sleight, head from 1966 to 1988 opened the exhibition in All Saints Church.
Exhibition opens to mark the school's 150 years (from left): Chris Child (headteacher 1988 - 2010), Fiona McCallum (present head) and Leslie Sleight, head from 1966 to 1988 opened the exhibition in All Saints Church.
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Past pupils took a walk down memory lane on Saturday as their former primary school celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Elm Primary School opened its doors to allow people to see how the school has changed over the years and many former pupils took the chance to look around.

The ‘open house’ coincided with a special exhibition in nearby All Saints Church, looking back at the life of the school and sharing memories.

There were faces from the past as well, with all the headteachers from the past 47 years attending the exhibition. Unusually, the school has only had three people at the helm in all that time.

Leslie Sleight took over from Miss Crow, who had previously run the school for almost 20 years, in 1966 and left in 1988. Chris Child was headteacher from 1989 to 2010 and Fiona McCallum is the current head.

“We had a lovely day,” Mrs McCallum said. “We had lots of people who attended the school in the 40s, 50s and 60s and they enjoyed the exhibition.”