Golden celebrations set for Brigg school’s 50-year milestone

St Mary's Class of 66-67 EMN-161005-122459001
St Mary's Class of 66-67 EMN-161005-122459001

A primary school is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of public events - including an open air concert.

St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in Brigg is this summer celebrating half a century since the school was built in the town’s Grammar School Road.

To mark the occasion, the school is opening its doors to visitors with a series of events to be held in the first week of July.

Former pupils and anyone with connections to the school are invited to go along to meet old school friends, tour the school, visit a photography exhibition and enjoy – and even take part in – an open air concert.

Headteacher David Sidaway said: “St Mary’s has had a presence in Brigg for 140 years and, throughout that time, it has played an important role in the town.

“To celebrate 50 years at Grammar School Road, we are inviting anyone with connections to the school – past pupils, grandparents or former teachers - to come along and join in the festivities.”

The events begin on Friday, July 1 with a cheese and wine evening to be held in the school hall from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Guests are invited to bring a bottle and enjoy looking around the school.

The event is designed to be a chance to meet old school friends, take a trip down memory lane and visit an exhibition spanning school life from 1966 to present day.

On Monday, July 4 the school will be holding an open day.

Visitors are welcome to take a tour of the school to see it ‘in action’.

This will take place during school hours from 9am to 3pm.

Finally, there will be an open air concert at the school on Wednesday, July 6.

Guests are invited to grab a rug, bring a picnic and enjoy performances from pupils past and present.

Performances will take place at 1.30pm and again in the evening at 6pm.

Any former pupils wishing to perform should contact the school office on 01652 653 355.

And anyone wanting further information about any of the above events should also contact the school office.

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