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Miles Coverdale celebrates 100 years of learning with Victorian-themed fair

Miles Coverdale Primary School took a trip back to the Victorian age to celebrate their 100th anniversary on Saturday.

Children, parents, teachers and past pupils enjoyed old-fashioned entertainment including a coconut shy, tin can alley, hook-a-duck and a test-your-strength machine at the open day on Saturday 9 July.

The crowd, which included past pupils from the1950s and 1970s, also enjoyed a lucky dip, a tombola and a tea cup ride before 100 balloons were released to mark the occasion. Click here to see all the pictures.

Pupils at the school in Coverdale Road, Shepherds Bush, have been learning about the school’s past and will be performed in a school production featuring songs from the past 100 years this week.

Music teacher Colin O’Dell-Athill leads pupils in song
Music teacher Colin O’Dell-Athill leads pupils in song

The history of the school, which taught 800 pupils when it first opened, compared to 250 now, is being compiled in a book which will include memories from past pupils.

“It’s amazing to be part of something so historical,” said Head of School Business Caroline Collins.

“The children, the parents and everyone who works here all love the school and it just makes it that bit more special to show there’s so much history behind it.”

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