Cap that! 175 years of schooling

Aerial view of Wentworth School pupils, marking the 175th anniversary of the school. Picture: Sky High Camera Ltd

Aerial view of Wentworth School pupils, marking the 175th anniversary of the school. Picture: Sky High Camera Ltd

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IT’S a year-round celebration for staff and pupils who are marking their school’s 175 anniversary.

The entire Wentworth C of E Junior and Infant School turned out to record their special date in pictures, and to kick off a host of further exciting autumnal events.

To launch their long stay of education in the same village building, children and staff wore commemorative t-shirts, sporting their own special logo drawn from a school competition.

Further events will include a whole school visit to Kelham Island Museum, when everyone will dress as Victorians and experience life as a child of that era, to include long working days in factories and up chimneys.

In October the school will have its own Victorian school day at Wentworth, and a Victorian Harvest Festival when everyone will again don aprons, waistcoats and caps.

As a lasting memento, children from last year’s class four at the school have written their own illustrated history of the school, and parents, pupils and friends have contributed their favourite recipes for a Celebration Cookery Book.

Both publications will be on sale to the public later in the term, and will be available from the school.

A commemorative service, attended by the Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Steven Croft, as also to take place in Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth, next summer.