50th anniversary of Cherry Tree Primary School, Lymm


A SERIES of special events has been held to mark the 50th anniversary of Cherry Tree Primary School, Lymm.

The events, which began over the Easter holiday period, involved not only the school community but the wider Lymm community – including former pupils who attended the school over the last 50 years.
Events included a free Easter hunt trail around the village which encouraged families to spend time together.
Head teacher Helen Graham had been in touch with former pupils and gathered a series of photographs which showed how the school has changed since it first opened.
There were also stories of where Cherry Tree pupils are now.
Mrs Graham said: “The school has evolved substantially since it first opened. Our children now enjoy a huge range of outdoor play equipment which wasn’t available to begin with. We have extended the school building to accommodate our growing needs. What has been wonderful to see is where lots of our former pupils are now and how they have gone on to achieve happiness and success in their chosen careers.
“ We have certainly seen them blossom and grow, which is our key aim!”

The celebrations continued with the PTA anniversary disco which saw 200 of the school community enjoy an evening of dancing and games.
There was also a non-uniform day with pupils and staff wearing party clothes or 70s outfits.
On the day itself (yesterday, Monday), there was a whole school assembly, which many former staff members and pupils attended.
Mrs Graham said: “We are very lucky to have an amazing school which has been enthusiastic in celebrating this milestone with us. Cherry Tree has always had a focus on fostering a supportive environment and nurturing our pupils’ talents. This is clearly evident in all the success stories we hear from former pupils, some of who have children who now attend the school, which is lovely to see and testament of the school’s appeal.”
Victoria Kirkham, a Cherry Tree Governor and former pupil, said: “It is wonderful to still be a part of Cherry Tree. I really enjoyed my time at the school as a pupil and made some lifelong memories. It has been great to become involved as a governor to be able to give something back. I consider my children really fortunate to attend such a great school, which focuses on ensuring they are happy so that they are best able to learn effectively and have solid foundations on which to build their future.”


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