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Chatteris school appeal

Emma Mason with pupils at Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris ENGANL00120110510180134
Emma Mason with pupils at Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris ENGANL00120110510180134

A Chatteris primary school is appealing to members of the community for old school photos ahead of an exhibition later this year.

Kingsfield Primary School would like to display residents’ historical photos of the former King Edward and Burnsfield schools, as well as old sports teams and class images, as part of an event it is hosting in April.

Mrs Joanne Tomlins, headteacher of Kingsfield – which was created when King Edward and Burnsfield merged in 2003 – said staff came across some photos while sorting their archives.

“It was wonderful to find decades of memories from our school,” she said. “Initially we spent some time identifying current staff and some of our parents as children here, and then realised what a wonderful experience this was, to sit together and discuss stories of how things used to be before.”

The exhibition, being held at the school on April 22 and 23, will show photos dating from the 1950’s up to the 1990’s, including a contribution from Chatteris Museum and the collection of former headmaster, Dennis Hall.

There will also be children’s activities and guided tours of the new school building taking place throughout the event.

“The staff and I decided it would be a fantastic opportunity to open our doors to the local community,” said Mrs Tomlins.

“We’re really looking forward to holding an event where former teachers, support staff and pupils can visit the school, share memories and stories, and experience Kingsfield as it is now.”

Anyone with any photos they feel may be relevant to the exhibition can contact Sarah Marsden on 01354 692323.

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