On Friday the 6th July, we celebrated the 300th anniversary of John Cross CE coming into existence. The day was fantastic, with all of the children and staff dressing up especially and looking the part! Over the course of the day, the children took part in traditional activities, as well as games. The afternoon saw lots of visitors, and it was great to see people pouring over the photographs and documents from the past.
Ben Wallace MP came to visit, as well as the mayor of Garstang, and it was great to hear the speech about our school and the local community from Ben, before unveiling our new mosaic that the children created with local artist Chrissy Webster. This turned out really well and should be on the front of the school building for many years to come. The celebrations continued after school with a BBQ, drinks and more games on the field. The weather couldn’t have been better! Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for the event, along with food, drinks etc. on the day.
A special thank you to the school governors and their partners who helped with the bunting and marquee, along with manning the BBQ and stalls. Also thank you to David Tilsley from Lancashire Archives for bringing along some super items and spending the afternoon answering questions. Another special thank you to Karen Hughes from Harry’s Cakes in Garstang for making an amazing 300th anniversary cake, and thank you to Maurice Barker for some super photos, which will be on the school website next week.
Here’s to the next 300 years of John Cross CE Primary School, and the wonderful children and community it serves.
Radio Lancashire also paid us a visit, click the link below to hear all about it: