CHILDREN are going ‘old school’.
Pupils at Lepton Church of England Junior Infant and Nursery School are celebrating 150 years of their school with a year of nostalgic events.
School governor Gloria Humphries, who used to attend the school and also worked there, helped hand out enamel badges of the school crest to all the pupils.
Mrs Humphries and the rest of the staff have organised events and lessons surrounding the history of the Station Road school.
The children have been able to look at a bell that used to stand in the old Lepton school building, which used to be located on Wakefield Road.
Helen Lever, deputy head, said: “It’s a real opportunity to find out about what life was like 150 years ago.
“Mrs Humphries has contacted ex-pupils and has done a lot of research into the school’s history.
“She has found out where lots of ex-pupils now live and the children are making a map.”
Events planned for this year include classes with a Victorian teacher, a Victorian musical and Victorian picnics.
Do you have any memories of what the school was like in the past?
Contact the school office on 01484 222742.