A VILLAGE high school brought together pupils old and new to launch its 50th anniversary celebrations.
Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College was officially opened on Friday, May 16 1958, for 360 pupils and was built at a cost of £124,000.
Alan Sheen and Dorothy Baker, who both attended the school on its first day, visited pupils to tell them exactly what it was like 50 years ago. They also joined headteacher Sarah Lee and pupils to cut the birthday cake and launch the start of the celebrations.
There will be a series of events this autumn to commemorate the achievements of the past five decades.
The main event will be an open day and an evening of “Champagne and Canapés” on Saturday, October 4 when former students will be able to catch up with old friends and meet former members of staff. Tickets will cost £10 and will be released on August 12.
If you have memorabilia you would like the school to display, or would be willing to be filmed as part of a pod cast project, contact the school – phone 01829 732558 or e-mail memorabilia@ tarporley-high.cheshire.sch.uk.