Oakridge School's Anniversary Bear sent to France as Mascot
Oakridge School’s 40th anniversary bear is on its way to Lyon to bring luck to the Lionesses
Sunday June 23 saw the 40th anniversary of Oakridge Primary School, Hinderwell. To celebrate, the PTFA gave each child a commemorative bear and sent one on a thousand mile journey to join former pupil Beth Mead, currently on duty with the England Women’s Football Team in France
The celebrations themselves were well attended, with former pupils and staff meeting to reminisce about the last four decades. There were retired dinner ladies, teachers, head teachers, and parents and of course, a few of today’s pupils as well.
Also in attendance was Eric Norton, who provided videos of the past 40 years of school performances and harvest festivals.
Janice Husbands, office administrator and midday supervisory assistant, said "We had a lovely day, it was fabulous, I can't wait for the 50th!"