Northwold’s Norman Primary School marks 150 years with exhibition for former staff, pupils and parents
Dozens of former staff, pupils and parents enjoyed a trip down memory lane at the weekend as a school celebrated being open for 150 years.
The Norman Church of England Primary School in Northwold marked the milestone with an exhibition held at the premises on School Lane on Saturday.
Ann Howarth, who is on the parochial church council and volunteers at the school each week, set the event in motion.
The school hall was filled with pictures from the course of its 150-year history as well as information about the Reverend Charles Manners Richard Norman, whose widow Caroline Amelia Norman donated £1,000 – around £136,000 in today’s money – to enable a new school and master’s house to be built in his memory in 1873.
Head teacher Anna Fisher said: “It’s been good, we are really pleased with how it went.”
The school is planning to continue its celebrations with a Victorian Day on April 16 next year, on which they will reenact the official opening ceremony.
Ann said: “We are trying to get some local dignitaries to come in for it and hopefully have some Victorian games too.”