PUPILS and staff past and present celebrated the 60th anniversary of St Nicholas’ Primary School in Old Marston at a diamond jubilee event yesterday.

Every student made a diamond hat to wear to a street party thrown by the school, and former pupils were able to reminisce about their own school days The Oxford Times:

  • Alan Longford aged five

and watch a Punch and Judy show.

Alan Longford, 61, who went to St Nicholas’ more than 50 years ago, said: “It was a lovely occasion for the children and it was great to look through all the old photos from my time at the school, which has changed a lot since my day, mostly for the better.”

The Oxford Times:

  • The school in the 1950s

Pupils were captivated by memories and enjoyed hearing stories from the school’s past and how education has changed since the school opened in 1954.