PUPILS and staff of All Saints Catholic College celebrated a half century anniversary at an open evening.

Former students and staff came together for dancing and a cricket match in the sunshine.

The school also mounted an exhibition of archive photographs from the Huddersfield Examiner.

Several present-day staff and pupils dressed as characters from children’s literature some half a century ago.

Administration Manager Jean Castle said: “We remembered our history and we celebrated the diversity of our community through dance, drama and gospel singing.

“This included Irish, Bollywood, street and Polish dancing as well as the newly-formed All Saints gospel choir.

“The community of All Saints is pleased and honoured to be continuing the tradition of providing quality Catholic secondary education in Huddersfield into the 21st century.”

Fifty years ago, Bishop Dwyer opened two schools at Bradley Bar – St Augustine’s and St Gregory’s – on the site of what is now All Saints.