In 2017 The Corbet School will be celebrated it’s 60th year with a Diamond Anniversary Festival, which was held on Saturday 20th May.
The festival was part of a yearlong celebration which included a variety of events and activities. As well as celebrating the past the school is hoping to raise funds for the future in order to refurbish the Science Laboratories and make them more suitable for modern science lessons.
The school’s initial target is to raise £60,000 which represents £1,000 for each year that the school has been open. It is intended that the money raised will be used to apply for ‘matched funding’ and if successful, this will significantly increase the amount available. It is estimated that it will cost over £200,000 to refurbish the science department completely.
The Diamond Festival was a fun filled family event with activities to suit all ages. Some activities that were available on the day included: Go karting, Disco Dome, Food and bar, bouncy castle, console heaven, and various stalls. The festival also included a memory walk for past pupils, which had on show photographs taken at the school throughout its 60 years. Local primary schools also joined in with the celebrations and there was live singing on stage at 3.00pm. From 6.00pm former pupil – Andy Mills was singing live on stage.
The Corbet School is part of the local community and is aware that many of the local primary schools, businesses, parents and children have all been part of its history. The school hopes that everyone will continue to support them in the future.
Well done everyone! The Jubilee Fund is now over £10,000 – we still have some mugs available to buy (£5 each, £9 for 2).