Barking’s Ripple Primary School celebrates 100 years

Former members of staff John and Joyce Ferguson look at a display about the school's centenary

Former members of staff John and Joyce Ferguson look at a display about the school's centenary - Credit: Archant

Former and current pupils and staff came together to reminisce and celebrate as a primary school marked its 100-year birthday.

Former members of staff John and Joyce Ferguson look at a display about the school's centenary

Former members of staff John and Joyce Ferguson look at a display about the school's centenary - Credit: Archant

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.


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“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.

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