Ellington Infant School celebrates 85th anniversary

Ellington Infants first opened its doors on 2nd June 1939
Ellington Infants first opened its doors on 2nd June 1939

Children, families and school staff from Ellington Infant School held a big birthday celebration last week, as the school officially celebrated the 85th anniversary of its opening. Ellington Infants first opened its doors on 2nd June 1939, in a ceremony conducted by William Joseph Jordan Esq., the High Commissioner for New Zealand.

To celebrate the anniversary, the whole school community came together for a garden party. Children were invited to dress in clothes that represented the decades in which the school had been open and games from throughout the decades were available for children and families to enjoy. An afternoon of live music was provided by local musician Bill Lowdell. The music was enjoyed by all, evidenced by lots of dancing from young and old alike.

Headteacher Adnan Ahmet was very pleased with the way the celebration turned out, saying: “These types of whole community celebrations are always so well attended by our families, and it is always a wonderful opportunity to get everyone together.

“It is important that we recognise the rich history that we are building upon in our daily work and this event helped us to reflect on that. Staff at the school did a great job in getting the afternoon organised, which allowed everyone involved to enjoy the celebration.

“A big thank you goes out to the staff who organised the event, to those who helped on the day and to Bill for providing great entertainment. Similarly, thank you to all of our children and families who came and made the afternoon what it was. Here’s to the next 85 years of Ellington.”

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