Primary marks 100 years of education

Loxley Primary School celebrates 100 years'Margaret Helliwell, Sheila Mettam, Betty Severns, Louise Ash, Karen Southwood and Joseph Southwood
Loxley Primary School celebrates 100 years'Margaret Helliwell, Sheila Mettam, Betty Severns, Louise Ash, Karen Southwood and Joseph Southwood
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A CENTURY of memories were sparked when a Sheffield school held a day of celebrations to mark its centenary.

More than 250 former pupils and teachers visited Loxley Primary, with the oldest visitors aged 90 and 94 - pupils in the school’s earliest days.

Items from the last 100 years were on display, including log books, records and a wealth of old class photos.

“It all went extremely well,” said school administrator Keith Wragg.

“There was a great deal of reminiscing about how things used to be and how things had changed - although the basic layout of the school is much the same as it always has been.

“People were very interested in the school archives - many of them were looking for the names of brothers, sisters or other relatives on the rolls and were after photocopies, while the photos brought back hosts of memories.”

Visitors were given a tour around the school and the grounds, including the newly opened woodland area.

“We also had a tea party with lots of cakes and buns and all in all it was a day to remember,” Keith added.