Special week of celebrations for school’s 100th birthday

Ferney Lee School pupils and headteacher Helen Hannah with the commemorative mugs which have been produced to mark the school building's centenary
Ferney Lee School pupils and headteacher Helen Hannah with the commemorative mugs which have been produced to mark the school building's centenary

CHILDREN and staff are ready for a week of centenary celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of their school building.

Next week, pupils and teachers at Ferney Lee Primary School, Todmorden, will dress up in period costume, perform a special musical show and produce commemorative artwork to mark the building’s milestone.

Months of planning have gone into the programme of events and everybody connected with the school is looking forward to an exciting week ahead.

Headteacher Helen Hannah, who took up the post in September, said: “What a lovely time to join the school at a time of celebration.

“It’s really helped me to get to know the school and get to know people.

“We have been planning this for six months.

“We have tried to incorporate the children, teaching staff, support staff and governors.

“The things we have planned all have a celebratory message.

“I just hope we have a really special week.”

Children and staff have been making bunting to decorate the school for next week’s festivities.

“The children are really excited,” Mrs Hannah said.

“We are trying to get them involved in as much of it as possible.”

The celebrations will include an Edwardian Day, a show celebrating 100 years of music and fashion, and a balloon release.

“We are looking to raise funds and raise the profile of the school but also commemorate the 100 years,” she said.