12:57PM, Saturday 06 July 2013
A jubilee-style street party and a visit from familiar faces from the past helped to mark Ellington Primary School's 80th anniversary in style.
In a week of celebrations, pupils at the school, in Cookham Road, Maidenhead, took part in a range of themed lessons and donned party hats for an outdoor party on Wednesday last week, featuring a giant cake cut by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner.
Parents and governors joined in the fun, with attendees asked to wear blue and gold to represent the school's original uniform colour.
Maidenhead MP Theresa May also paid a visit and joined in with a special assembly on Friday morning ahead of the school's summer fair during the afternoon.
It was then the turn of the old girls and boys to stop by on Saturday as about 70 former teachers, pupils and parents paid a visit for tea and a tour.
Guests ranged from last year's school leavers to one of the first pupils at the school.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.