10:57AM, Wednesday 18 June 2014
Nostalgia was the theme of the day on Saturday as Courthouse Junior School in Maidenhead celebrated its 60th anniversary with a fifties style summer fair.
Past teachers and pupils were invited to the fair which featured a display room showing pictures of the school through each of its six decades.
The fair was opened by current headteacher of the school in Blenheim Road, Gerry Heynes, and former head Derek Collins.
Mr Collins left the school in 1983 after serving pupils for 25 years.
He was the school's second headteacher after it opened in 1954.
"I have had a wonderful day," he said.
"I was a very happy man when I was head here and its great to see things continuing."
The summer fair featured a variety of fun activities including a miniature steam train and competition arena.
The fair was organised by the parent-teacher association of Courthouse and Alwyn Infant and Nursery School, in Mulberry Walk.
Chairman of the Courthouse PTA, Jo Stopp said: "It's brilliant, everyone's having fun and joining in."
More than £5,000 was raised which will be used to purchase equipment for the two schools.
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