Back to the swinging 60s

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 July 2012

Students and staff dressed in 1962 gear.

Students and staff dressed in 1962 gear.

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YOUNGSTERS donned their grooviest 1960s gear to celebrate their school's 50th anniversary.

Pupils from Westhaven School in Uphill enjoyed lessons as they would have had them in 1962 – so calculators and computers were off-limits.

The day was part of a week of celebrations at the school in Ellesmere Road, which saw past students and staff invited back for an open evening.

They were shown a timeline of the school’s history, including photographs of the school when it opened.

There was also a 50th anniversary disco on another evening for students.

A film was created by youngsters in partnership with the Curzon Community Cinema in Clevedon, which saw pupils getting in front of and behind the camera to make a movie about the school.

It was then shown at the cinema, with youngsters and staff invited to watch.

Bernie Richardson, deputy headteacher, said: “We are really, really pleased with the past 50 years, especially with the last couple of Ofsted inspections finding us outstanding, and we had lots of people come to our open evening.

“It shows people think a lot about us and what we have achieved.”

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