Stratford children mark school’s birthday with balloons
- Credit: Archant
Children at a primary school released hundreds of balloons as they marked its 45th birthday.
The release of the blue balloons was just one of several events held recently at Maryland Primary School in Stratford to mark the occasion.
The school opened on its present site on May 6 1968 after the closure and demolition of the previous Victorian building at Maryland Point.
The day started with children researching the history of the school and looking up information on the 1960s as well for the quiz held later that day. Everyone enjoyed a very British lunch of fish and chips or … curry, followed by cream scones. We entertained a group of retired folk who have been resident in Stratford their whole lives and they had many interesting stories to tell our Year 6 children of growing up in the area.
The day culminated with an assembly in front of 260 parents and relatives, and a fashion show of 60s outfits modelled by the staff.
You may also want to watch:
Finally everyone went out into the nature garden and buried the school’s 2013 time capsule and every child released a blue helium balloon with his or her name on a tag and the school’s contact details.
Lorna Jackson, head teacher, said: “We have had warm wishes and comments from parents and even passers-by and neighbours who loved hearing 450 children and 270 of their parents and families all singing ‘Happy Birthday’ out in the open while the host of blue balloons filled the sky.”
- 1 Roof destroyed by fire in Upton Park
- 2 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 3 Jailed: 'Violent' Beckton man who threatened to chop off ex-partner's head
- 4 Tyrese Omotoye impresses on O's trial as Ouss Cisse looks set to depart
- 5 New developments given the green light in Newham so far this year
- 6 Next court date for drink driving accused after Beckton collision
- 7 Moyes: It was a good, tough test for West Ham at Brentford
- 8 Lanzini enjoying deeper role for West Ham in pre-season
- 9 Forest Gate flats bid gets green light despite neighbours' objections
- 10 Steward admits lanyard theft ahead of Euro 2020 final