PUPILS at Bishop Heber High School dressed up in platforms, flares and mini skirts for a sixties themed day to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.
The school was formed in 1960 and as a recognition of that year students and staff arrived at school in their best sixties style outfits.
On the day headteacher, David Curry, greeted students fully robed in his cap and gown and directed them to their classrooms for a morning of sixties style lessons. For lunch a sixties diner menu was on offer and students then prepared for the highlight of the day – ‘Heber’s Got Talent’.
After weeks of preparation and auditions, followed by numerous rehearsals, Heber’s own talent show was presented to the whole school in the school’s sports hall.
Upper sixth business studies students organised the show as part of their A-level course.
Business studies teacher Sue Griffith worked with 15 students who were responsible for four parts of the planning and staging of the event.
Heber’s Got Talent opened with Mr Will Nelson and Dr Paul Fenwick as the hosts for the afternoon.
Mrs Griffith said: “The success of Heber’s got Talent was due to so many people being fully committed in its planning and presentation. Everyone has worked together as a team – the performers, business students, staff, audience and the numerous business organisations who have kindly supported the event in many different ways.”
Proceeds from the event will be split between the three Heber charities, Mind for better mental health, Help for Heroes and The Wingate Centre, plus a proportion to the Heber Trust Fund.