Peover pupils get prepared for their 100 year birthday celebrations

Back row from left Charlie Wadsworth, Max Nightingale and Ted Whitby, with bottom row from left Hedley Nightingale and Ollie Whitby

Back row from left Charlie Wadsworth, Max Nightingale and Ted Whitby, with bottom row from left Hedley Nightingale and Ollie Whitby

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PUPILS at Peover Superior Primary School will be learning what it’s like to be a child in bygone times as part of the school’s 100th birthday celebrations.

The school celebrates its big birthday in September and current students will be talking to some of the former pupils aged from 19 to 90 years old.

To help celebrate this landmark, Peover Superior School would like to appeal to former pupils to come forward and share any memories, funny stories and memorabilia that they may have to share with the classes of 2014.

To do this, the school will be hosting a special ‘Centenary Celebration BBQ’ on September 19 from 4pm to 8pm.

All former pupils are welcome to come and celebrate.

The children will be going back in time and dressing up in Edwardian clothes as well as being taught Edwardian lessons with pen, ink and slate. A brass band will play and attendees will have the chance to view some of the impressive school artefacts and witness the burying of a time capsule.

All former pupils are welcome and the school told the Guardian it would like to hear from the older generation, who may have lost touch with this community-based school.

Lisa Hesmondhalgh, head teacher at Peover Superior, said: “We have a unique opportunity to educate our children about the history of the school, as they can hear first-hand the stories from pupils in the village and further afield who attended the school in the 1900s.

“Please get in touch and come along to join our celebrations. We plan to have lots of fun and we’ll be sharing some of our plans for the next 100 years.”

Additional celebrations take the form of a Challenge 100, which encourages families to take part in 100 achievements of their choice – be it laps of a field, 100 good turns or 100 lengths of a pool – with themed prizes going to the most creative and heroic entries.

To stay in touch with the centenary plans and share any photographs you may have, visit facebook.com/peoverschoolcentenary, follow the school on twitter @peoversuperior or if you are a former pupil who would like to get in touch or would like to attend our event, please call Kate Wadsworth on 07875 711756.

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