TWO special guests will join in the golden jubilee celebrations at Bradley Junior and Bradley Infant and Nursery schools on Thursday.
One is artist and textile designer Sue Clay, who 30 years ago was an 18-year- old student teacher at the junior school.
The other is author and publisher Alan Whitworth, who was among the first intake of children. Sue later became head of art at St David's School, now Huddersfield Grammar School.
She then went to teach art and design at Honley High School. When Bradley Junior School opened in 1956 Alan was just four. He stayed there until he was 11.
He now writes and publishes books on local history and architecture. He also runs Culva House Publications in Whitby.
Sue, who runs a studio at Mytholm Bridge, near Thongsbridge, will be making felt wall hangings with the juniors on Thursday.
She will also be there tomorrow talking about felting as an art form. Alan has provided photos and memorabilia of the school's history.
The schools hope former pupils will be at the open day, which will include entertainment from the junior school steel band and majorettes, plus the infant school gospel choir and dance class.
On Friday there will be two parties - one at each school - where children will enjoy a performance by London theatre group Pyramid Pantomime.
All pupils will also receive a 50th anniversary bone china mug, created by ceramic designer Jenny Hinchliffe.
The celebrations will be followed by another big event in the schools' history - a £1.2m refurbishment.