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Pinchbeck East school's big celebration after half a century in Fennell Road building




Pupils, staff and parents had a huge celebration for the 50th anniversary of the opening of Pinchbeck East Primary School’s premises in Fennell Road.

The school opened a month before Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon - and the cultural revolution known as the Swinging Sixties was at its height.

Year 6 pupils and their teachers donned the fashions of the time, there were 50 activities for pupils to enjoy and, for some, the chance to research the school’s history, including a visit to its former site, now the village library.

Pinchbeck East Primary School pupils in 60s dress.
Pinchbeck East Primary School pupils in 60s dress.

Head of school Teeny Vayro started the day with a whole school assembly, and also shared the news that she too had her 50th birthday this year.

Celebrating half a century of Pinchbeck East Primary School's current site.
Celebrating half a century of Pinchbeck East Primary School's current site.

Executive head teacher Andy Raistrick joined the celebrations.

Pupils celebrating the anniversary day.
Pupils celebrating the anniversary day.

Mrs Vayro said the school has always tried to stay at the heart of the community.

Currently the school has just over 390 pupils, and the majority live in Pinchbeck.

Alfie, Freya, Tom and Jamie with 50th anniversary party hats and celebration cakes.
Alfie, Freya, Tom and Jamie with 50th anniversary party hats and celebration cakes.

Mrs Vayro said: "Lots of things are special about Pinchbeck East.

"It's got the community at its heart. We have tried to maintain our village school philosophy of being a part of the community, going out into the community and welcoming the community into the school."

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