Longleaze School celebrates 40 years
6:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
Longleaze School in Royal Wootton Bassett celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Present and past pupils and staff, governors and parents were joined at a church service by guests who included the Mayor Coun Linda Frost, and Mrs Pam Batterham, whose late husband Andrew Batterham welcomed the first 80 pupils in September 1973. Their son Jonathan, a former pupil who lives in Stroud, was delighted to share in last week’s celebrations.
Prayers, written by the pupils, were read by Thea Hopkins, Joey Warren, Emily Rogers, Rosie Baker and Piper Shaw.
Celebrations continued at the school at a party for which parent Michelle Eslick had made three magnificent cakes.
Mr and Mrs Dark, who were the first residents of the school bungalow, and served as caretaker and school crossing patrol, were given a warm welcome back. Mrs Anne Glenton, a former head teacher, was also delighted to return.
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