Exhibition – History of Longhill
Photos and video will be displayed in the school hall throughout the day on Friday 27th September. Photos dating back to the 60s and film from the 70s, old newspaper articles, yearbooks, uniform etc.
This will also be displayed on the school patio on Saturday 28th September from 11am – 2pm – We would like to invite ex-students & families and local residents to pop in and have a look at the exhibition and around the school.
Longhill Live Lounge Gold Album
Some of Longhill’s most talented singers will come together to record an album of songs from the last 50 years, to be sold on CD The album will include a staff group song, a track from the school choir and school jazz band.
Non – Uniform/Fancy dress
Students & staff will be wearing non-uniform/fancy dress from the last 50 years on Friday 27th September.
60’s hot lunch – free for students
Students have signed up for a free 3 course hot lunch 1960’s style menu on Friday 27th September; Prawn cocktail, steak pie & spotted dick.
Lessons on Friday 27th September will have a running theme throughout the day; Maths will be problem solving around the number 50, dance will be dong an Austin Power style routine etc.
50th Anniversary Cookbook
Students and staff are collating recipes from families and the local community to create an anniversary cookbook.
‘Longhill 50’ photo on the field
In the week following the anniversary celebrations, the school are looking to replicate a photo taken in the late 1970s, using students to spell ‘Longhill 50’ on the school field. The shot will be taken by professional photographer Jon Silver using an aerial camera.
“This event will mark a wonderful and significant moment in the history of the school. Over the last 50 years around 12,000 students have been through the doors of Longhill, and the school has seen several generations of local families through the years. We are proud to take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the school, it’s students and ex-students. ” – Mr Haydn Stride – Headteacher
“As a member of staff and ex-student of Longhill, it has been a pleasure to be involved in organising the 50th anniversary celebrations. I hope students enjoy Friday and nostalgic atmosphere between lessons, fancy dress and the photo/film exhibition from the last 50 years.” – Pam Dolton, Enrichment Coordinator