Youngsters travel back in time to celebrate St Margaret’s Primary School’s 175th anniversary

Pupils at St Margarets Primary School enjoy a Victorian style singalong to celebrate the school's 17

Pupils at St Margarets Primary School enjoy a Victorian style singalong to celebrate the school's 175th birthday.

An Ipswich primary school celebrated its 175th birthday yesterday – with pupils coming in dressed as Victorian-era students.

St Margaret’s Primary School in Bolton Lane also invited residents and the nearby Thornbank care home to the party which featured a Victorian-style music hall performance and sing-a-long.

The school’s deputy headteacher Sharon Cashen said: “It’s been hectic but it’s been a really fun day. The children have really enjoyed themselves.

“We began the day by going over to the church and having a Victorian assembly and then we had a whole school drill in the playground.”

She added there had been elements of Victorian education added into normal lessons, while in the afternoon pupils served tea to the residents of Thornbank who visited.

Tomorrow the school will hold a cake-cutting ceremony to finish a week of celebrations for the birthday, while a time capsule has also been buried during building works on site.