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School celebrates milestone
A PRIMARY school remains a credit to the community a century after it was opened, its headteacher said after a celebratory event.
Pupils from The Marsh School wore numbered clothing and held up balloons at a fun-filled tea party featuring an appearance from the Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Chauhdry Shafique to celebrate the milestone last week.
The Abbey Barn Road-based school was opened in 1908 opposite St Anne’s Church before the current building was launched in 1913.
And, so fate with have it, history is repeating itself with the school currently mid-way through a major renovation to provide two new classrooms, a library, staff room and more office space.
Headteacher Rebecca Morrison said: “It was a lovely party but by no means the last event we will have to celebrate the school’s one hundredth year.
“Elizabeth Youens , the school’s first headteacher, said in her opening speech that they wanted to make the school fit for the 20th century and a credit to the March area.
“It’s a bit uncanny how the redevelopment is happening at the same time as the celebrations and so we now want to make sure the school is the best it can be in the 21st century and continue those traditions.
“We certainly think the school is still very much a credit to the Marsh.”
On December 7 the school will be hosting a Christmas tea party for past pupils and teachers, where they will be able to share their memories and stories of their schooldays with the current crop of children.
Mrs Morrison is also appealing for historians or former staff members who have any information about any former headteachers or a tea party held in 1942 by the US Air Force to get in touch via 01494 522756.
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