Bassingbourn school celebrates diamond jubilee by planting time capsule

Ray Jude (first head boy) and Lyndsey Bygrave (first head girl) planting tree to commemorate Mr Thor

Ray Jude (first head boy) and Lyndsey Bygrave (first head girl) planting tree to commemorate Mr Thorne. - Credit: Archant

Bassingbourn Village College celebrated its diamond jubilee with former pupils, staff and friends on Friday.

Students with the time capsule.

Students with the time capsule. - Credit: Archant

About 130 visitors were shown around the school and given the chance to reminisce with old friends with the help of photos from the college’s first six decades.

The college was officially opened on October 29, 1954, by Rab Butler, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time.

The school has recently undergone rebuilding work and now has a new dining area, outdoor eating area, library and student centre.

Duncan Cooper, who has been principal of the college for two years, said: “I already know that this is a fabulous school. The fact that so many people wanted to join the celebration is testimony to the good work done over the many years it has been open.


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“As one of the leading schools in Cambridgeshire the college can celebrate its past in the knowledge that it has an exciting future.”

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