York school celebrates 60th anniversary with 50s Grease flashmob dance

Pupils at Burton Green School celebrate their 60th anniversary

Pupils at Burton Green School celebrate their 60th anniversary

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A YORK primary school has celebrated its 60th anniversary with pupils and staff dressing up 50s-style for a Grease flashmob dance.

Burton Green Primary School, formerly Burdyke Infant School, was created in 1954 and subsequently extended.

Catherine Leatherbarrow, vice chair of the governors and a member of the school's parents, teachers and friends association, said the 60th anniversary celebrations were combined yesterday with the summer fair under glorious sunshine.

She said most of the school's 200 pupils and most members of staff dressed in 50s clothing to stage a performance in the playground of dances to a medley of music from the hit musical Grease - to the surprise of parents who had no idea of what was being secretly planned.

"We had been practising for the past week," she said.

Some of the parents who turned up were former pupils of Burdyke Infants School, although the school had not succeeded in finding anyone who attended the school in the first year after it opened.

She said the fair, which raised money for school funds, included a 1950s vintage car, teachers in the stocks and a demonstration of eagles, owls and falcons.

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9:11am Thu 24 Jul 14

Gt24at says...

Great event :-)

but

any other parents concerned about how many good staff (not just teachers) continue to leave this school?
Great event :-) but any other parents concerned about how many good staff (not just teachers) continue to leave this school? Gt24at
  • Score: 23

9:25am Thu 31 Jul 14

Gt24at says...

Just found out yet more teachers left at the end of term - even some of the fairly recent appointments - what is going on in this school? Why can't they retain staff?
Just found out yet more teachers left at the end of term - even some of the fairly recent appointments - what is going on in this school? Why can't they retain staff? Gt24at
  • Score: 8

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