Tattingstone Primary School marks 175 years since opening with Victorian fancy-dress

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School - Credit: Archant

Staff and pupils at Tattingstone Primary School celebrated the school’s 175th birthday last week with a special Victorian-themed day.

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School - Credit: Archant

Everyone dressed in period clothes in keeping with the school’s 1842 opening and enjoyed parlour games, Victorian art-making, and sewing lessons.

The cake specially made to commemorate Tattingstone Primary School's 175th birthday

The cake specially made to commemorate Tattingstone Primary School's 175th birthday - Credit: Archant

The day was completed with a special 1800s-styled classroom before the whole school came together with a special assembly and cake presentation.

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School - Credit: Archant

Headteacher Beverley Derrett said: “They had a lovely day and it really brings it to life for them.

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School

Children dressed in Victorian-era clothes to mark the 175th birthday of Tattingstone Primary School - Credit: Archant

“They really experienced life back then for the day.


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“We finished off with a special assembly and one of the parents had made a beautiful cake as well.

“We all sang happy birthday to the school so that was a really nice way to end the day.”

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The school will be making a special commemorative board and making collages later in the year.

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