A SCHOOL in East Yorkshire is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and former pupils and staff are invited to attend a workshop to share their memories of their time there.

It was 1958 when Woldgate School in Pocklington opened its doors for the first time as the secondary school for the town and surrounding villages.

Many thousands of pupils have passed through the school since 1958, each has a story to tell, and the Pocklington and District Local History Group wants to share and record those stories.

The history group is staging a celebratory workshop in the school on Thursday, October 18 at 7.30pm.

The evening will begin with the showing of an archive film from the early days of the school. This will be followed by asking all present to complete a memory card and exchange their memories of the school. The history group is hoping everybody with a connection to the school during the last 6o years can join them, including former and current pupils, staff and parents, especially those from the school’s earlier years.

Jo Green, the group's secretary, said three of the original staff are still around in Pocklington and the group has made contact with several more from the late 1950s and early 60s.