Alderman Jacobs Primary School in Whittlesey celebrates 50th anniversary

A School marked its landmark 50th birthday by harking back to another era

A SCHOOL marked its landmark 50th birthday by harking back to another era.

Alderman Jacobs Primary School, in Drybread Road, Whittlesey, opened its school gates in September 1960, when The Beatles were just starting out and John F Kennedy was being elected to the White House.

Since then it has taught thousands of pupils and led them onto greater things with just three head teachers at the helm.

And it is anything but traditional in its radical outlook for the future as it has taken up Education Secretary Michael Gove’s offer to register interest in becoming an academy.

For now though the school’s 550 children celebrated by staging a 1960s-style street party, complete with a fairground, skittles, Punch and Judy shows and French skipping.

A spokesperson from the school said: “The week got off to a creative start with the children producing individual pieces of bunting along with other artwork.

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“The school opened in 1960 and it is quite amazing to have had only three heads in 50 years.”

Kids also took away a commemorative medal to celebrate 50 years and had the chance to take away a commemorative book of writing.

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