04:55AM, Friday 19 July 2013
Celebrations were in order on Thursday last week as Furze Platt School in Maidenhead marked its 50th birthday in style.
Almost 1,000 people attended the campus in Furze Platt Road for the festivities which included burying a time capsule, planting a commemorative tree and releasing balloons.
Exhibitions were hosted by all of the school's departments and tours of the site were given, allowing the many alumni in attendance to see how the site has grown over the years.
Headteacher Tanya White said: "There was many a tall tale of exploits alleged to have taken place over the 50 years that Furze Platt has been in existence.
"We were even able to get a photograph of three head boys together, those from 1966, 1974 and 2013.
"It was a privilege to see students past and present talking and sharing stories about the school together."
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.