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Summer school at Hunstanton’s Smithdon High in 2000





In our weekly School Nostalgia feature, we look back at the Year 2000...

School’s Out for Summer, sang Alice Cooper in 1972, but at Smithdon High School in September 2000 around 100 children were queuing up for a free summer school.

The 11 and 12-year-olds who would be joining Smithdon for the autumn term, enrolled for the event – entitled A Flying Start – for English, sport, expressive arts or even Scimatech – science, maths and technology.

Archive Image From The Files of The Lynn News King's Lynn
Archive Image From The Files of The Lynn News King's Lynn

The event co-ordinator, Glyn Hambling, was delighted with the response and said it had been a fantastic opportunity for the children to prepare themselves for the big step up to secondary education.

This group of children are pictured at the expressive arts lesson – and singing songs about Buddy Holly.



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