|In the 1950s records show that the school held a school festival at the end of July, this sometimes included a May Queen and maypole dancing
Log Book entry
26th July 1951
This afternoon we had an Open Day, with a Festival Queen, country dancing, maypole dancing, physical training,and old English dances in costume. Mr G.H.Spencer crowned the queen and opened the festival. The Rev. T. W.Long spoke at the close of the outdoor proceedings, which were followed by a show of work in the school. There was a repeat performance in the evening, and a total of £19.11.3 was raised, to be shared between the School Fund and the Church Roof Fund. Mr Long, in his speech, thanked Mrs. Spencer, the Staff, and Mrs Lattimore who trained and dressed the girls of the Queens cortege and the minuet and floral dances. Mrs Orland (formerly on the Staff) and Miss L.Lattimore were the pianists.
|Log Book entry 1953|
|27th July 1956
Today we had our School Festival. Penelope Dickens, the Queen chosen by the children, was crowned at the afternoon performance by Mrs. Curwood, wife of the Chairman of Managers, and in the evening by Mrs. Porteus, wife of the Vicar.
The Coronation was followed by Maypole dancing, country dancing, skipping, infant games and a minuet by the Senior girls. In the school was a show of work, consisting of woodwork, needlework, basketry, modelling of various kinds, paintings, weaving, and handwriting. There was a very good and appreciative audience at both performances, and collections for the School Fund realised £11.0s.2d (Expenses are expected to be about £2.5.0.)
|Photograph of school skipping team.|