Tiny village school celebrates 130 years

NILABE111005a1sch, Morley primary school bury a time capsule to celebrate the schools 130th birthday. Mollie Emerton and Seth Wood.
NILABE111005a1sch, Morley primary school bury a time capsule to celebrate the schools 130th birthday. Mollie Emerton and Seth Wood.
0
Have your say

A VILLAGE school with just 77 pupils buried a time capsule last week to mark its 130th anniversary.

Morley Primary School was founded in 1880 and so pupils have been learning all about life in Victorian times in preparation for the celebrations last Wednesday.

Some even dressed in authentic 19th-century school uniforms for the occasion.

The crowning moment was the burial of the capsule, which contained pupils’ descriptions of what school life is like now compared to what it may have been like 130 years ago as well as photographs of each class.

Senior teacher Tony Taylor said: “It was a very windy day but there was a great turnout from the local community.

“It was a wonderful celebration and the children wrote some super descriptions for the time capsule.”

The event co-incided with an open day at the Main Road school to which prospective parents were invited.

Mr Taylor said he hopes the school, is here for another 130 years to come.