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Thetford school's colourful anniversary event

PUBLISHED: 11:09 08 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:45 02 August 2010

IN 1970, houses on the Admirals Estate in Thetford were under construction and a new primary school was built to serve the young families who were moving in.

IN 1970, houses on the Admirals Estate in Thetford were under construction and a new primary school was built to serve the young families who were moving in.

The school, then named Raleigh Primary, has now celebrated its 40th anniversary alongside former pupils, parents and staff. Separated into two schools in 1978 and now named Raleigh Infant and Admirals Junior, staff organised a day of activities in celebration of the anniversary.

At the Raleigh school people joined in with a seaside theme as children and staff dressed up for a day at the beach. Meanwhile, events included a picnic, which filled the school field, a morning exercise session, children's performances and a birthday cake cut by youngsters who celebrated their birthday on the day.

Assistant head at Admirals Junior School Jane Petty, said: “It was a brilliant day with so many people and it was lovely because we also managed to track down the original secretary and original welfare officer.

“They said so much had changed but said the children were so lovely and polite and industrious.”


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