AN EALING primary school which counts England footballer Peter Crouch as a former pupil is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a trip down memory lane.
Children and staff at North Ealing Primary School, in Pitshanger Lane, arrived for lessons in traditional Edwardian costumes to relive a day in more austere times.
The original school log from 1911 was used to plan the day, which included sewing lessons for the girls and handwriting for the boys.
Pupil Emily Baynes said: "It was a great day because it was our 100th birthday and everyone came in dressed as children from 1911. We came through two separate entrances splitting into two halves, as the boys and girls would have been separated then."
Founded in August 1911, the school is one of the oldest in the borough and celebrated its centenary on October 5.
Keeping with tradition, the national anthem was sung at assembly, and some of the children performed speeches by Shakespeare, while an artist came in to help the youngsters create two commemorative mosaics in the playground.
Headteacher Bob Fletcher said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed being able to come to school dressed in Edwardian costumes."