Barking’s Ripple Primary School celebrates 100 years
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Former and current pupils and staff came together to reminisce and celebrate as a primary school marked its 100-year birthday.
Ripple Primary’s Suffolk Road site in Barking celebrated the centenary by holding a bash for around 100 people on Thursday.
Former pupils and staff, including a few who attended the school in the 1930s, were given a tour of the building and watched a play by current pupils about the last 100 years in Barking and Dagenham.
Headteacher Roger Mitchell also gave a talk on how the school has changed, before guests enjoyed an afternoon tea.
Administration officer Mary Steel said: “It was an absolutely brilliant event - one of the best we’ve ever held.
“There was a lot of reminiscing and some of the former pupils recognised each other, which was lovely.”
She thanked teacher Gillian Gillespie, who co-ordinated the event.