Celebrating four decades of education in Buckley

Published date: 01 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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FORTY years ago 63 children walked through the doors of their new school.

In the four decades since, Drury Primary School in Buckley has more than doubled in size and 140 pupils have been celebrating its anniversary.

The school marked the occasion in style, with children reflecting on how times have changed since it opened on March 27, 1974.

Headteacher Mark Biltcliffe said everyone enjoyed the occasion.

“We had a celebration in the school on Thursday – 40 years to the day that the school opened,” he said.

“The children were encouraged to look back over the 40 years, at art work, what music was in the charts and compare the ‘70s to now.

“They also looked at how many things were invented then and what is still around today.”

Mr Biltcliffe, who has been at the school nine years, said: “We just really wanted to mark the occasion.

“The children were very interested, it was something to get their teeth into.”

He said since his arrival at the school he had seen a positive change.

“I think it has developed into more of a successful school on a lot of levels, not just academic,” said Mr Biltcliffe.

“We do a lot more educational visits and we are able to get out more to help develop their skills.”

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