School plan centenary celebrations at site

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Themed lessons, three time capsules and a specially penned poem are just some of the ways that staff and students at the Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy will mark the school’s 100th anniversary.

The academy is planning a day of activities on June 25, to mark the 100th birthday of the King George Avenue building at the site.

Lessons throughout the day will be linked to particular decade and the old school song will be sung.

A time capsule will also be buried which will include contributions from staff, students and members of the local community.

Kate Le Prevost, teacher and event organiser, said: “We have all been working hard to plan what promises to be a fantastic day for the academy.

“We are planning to bury three new time capsules and we hope that members of the community will contribute to one of them.

“The students will be transported back in time and will be given the opportunity to experience what life would have been like at the academy during past decades.

“There will be plenty of reminiscing and we would welcome anyone with links to the academy to the afternoon event which will be a wonderful celebration.”

A special event kicks off at 4.30pm and will feature speakers, Roger Mitchell and Maurice Lynn, both of whom were pupils and teachers at the academy.