Acomb school seeking photographs and words from former pupils for commemorative publication

Acomb Primary School teacher Diane Hatch demonstrates a Victorian game to pupils, from left, Elizabeth Fryer and Ela Wilkinson as the School made a call for schoolday memories.                                       Picture: Garry Atkinson

Acomb Primary School teacher Diane Hatch demonstrates a Victorian game to pupils, from left, Elizabeth Fryer and Ela Wilkinson as the School made a call for schoolday memories. Picture: Garry Atkinson

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CHILDREN and staff at a York primary school need your help with their latest project.

Acomb Primary School on West Bank in Acomb has about 200 pupils and is set to celebrate it's 120th birthday later this year.

To help with the festivities, memories of school days in times gone by are wanted in the form of words and pictures that can be used to help chart the decades as part of a book and possible displays.

The school moved to West Bank from its Front Street premises in 1995, where it had been since opening in August 1894.

Head teacher Lee Haynes is urging former pupils – who attended either school premises – to come forward with their stories or photographs.

Mr Haynes said a professionally-produced publication is being prepared to commemorate the event and contributions are being welcomed.

He said: “Depending on what comes in, we may also feature the pictures and the stories around the school for present pupils to enjoy.

“It might also be fascinating for the children if, perhaps, an older person, who is a former pupil, could come in and talk to us about their time here.”

Readers with any information are asked to write down their memories and send them in to Mr Haynes at Acomb Primary School, West Bank, Acomb, York YO24 4ES or email acomb.primary@talk21.com

Any photographs should be sent with stamped addressed envelopes so they can be returned.

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