PUPILS took a trip back in time to celebrate the strength of their school over the past 60 years.
Children at Mount Stewart Junior School, Mount Stewart Avenue, Kenton, worked for weeks to put together an exhibition and events showcasing national and local events to mark its 60th anniversary.
The school, rated outstanding by Ofsted last October, has had just four headteachers in its long history, and many former staff members and pupils joined the celebrations.
A new building for year six students, the Redfern Pearce Wing, was also opened alongside a new amphitheatre. The building is named after Linda Redfern and Justyn Pearce, the previous headteacher and her deputy.
Deputy headteacher Alison Earnshaw said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day, the children had worked so hard and they all really enjoyed it.
“Each year group had a decade and they created an exhibition, it was almost like a museum for guests to have a look at. We also had a time tunnel with all our archive material from the opening of the school to the present day.”
Entertainment was provided by a steel band and visitors were given a tour of an outdoor classroom made of willow which has recently been created.