Celebrating a big milestone at local school

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Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits of the children at All Saints’ Primary School in Sidley as they celebrated the start of the School’s 150th Anniversary Year with a Victorian themed picnic recently.

Anniversary Year with a Victorian themed picnic recently.

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Many of the children and staff wore Victorian style clothes to add to the atmosphere of the event.

Head teacher Sally Forbes said: “The staff and myself, were all disappointed that the inclement weather meant that the street party that had been planned to be held in All Saints Lane, had to be held in All Saints Church but despite this, everyone had a fantastic time.

“The school would like to extend its thanks to Father Michael Bailey for allowing the use of the Church, and to all of the helpers without which, the event wouldn’t have been able to happen.

“With the support of members of All Saint, parents, staff, parishioners and governors, the afternoon was a great success.

“The children - with invited guests including The Mayor of Bexhill Maurice Watson, former head-teachers Sheila Harper, David Haddow and Sarah Massheder, enjoyed their picnic in Victorian dress and sang happy birthday round a beautiful cake, donated by Heart of Sidley.

“After their lunch, the children spent the afternoon playing Victorian games before heading home.

“The party was the first of several events organised to celebrate All Saints’ School’s 150th year, which will include a Victorian themed Christmas Carol Service and Summer Fete, so look out for details of these and come along to share the fun.

Sally Forbes said: “We are a good school, and we all working hard to make it even better. Our last Ofsted inspection said: ‘The school has raised the quality of teaching and learning successfully since the last inspection.

Pupils in the school now are making good progress across the school.

Around the school and in lessons, pupils behave well. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They think the topics and subjects they learn are interesting and help them to learn well.

Parents and pupils acknowledge the considerable improvements in the school over the past few years.’”

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