School celebrates 50th anniversary

Long Stratton High School will be turning back the clock to the 1950s when it celebrates its golden anniversary in April this year.

Long Stratton High School will be turning back the clock to the 1950s when it celebrates its golden anniversary in April this year.

Linda Emms was one of the first pupils when she proudly started at the brand new school in April 1959. Little did she know that fifty years later she would be the mother of one of its teachers. Her daughter, Kate Gardner, is today an English teacher at the school.

The celebration of the opening is planned for Wednesday April 22.

Staff will be encouraged to wear 1950s clothes, and to deliver a 1950s lesson, or lessons around a 1950s theme. The hall will be decorated to reflect the era, and the school canteen has agreed to produce a 1950s menu.


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In the afternoon, students leaders will give guided tours around the school for former students and staff.

Mary Rae, press officer for Long Stratton High, said they would welcome photographs or memorabilia, and news about those who have attended over the years.

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'We would like to collect as much information as we can for this 50th anniversary celebration,' she added.

The school would also like details of anyone wishing to visit on April 22.

Contact Mrs Rae on 01508 530418, or 531244, fax 01508 531708, or email: mrae@lshs.org.uk

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