Bassingbourn school celebrates diamond jubilee by planting time capsule
- Credit: Archant
Bassingbourn Village College celebrated its diamond jubilee with former pupils, staff and friends on Friday.
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.
You may also want to watch:
“As one of the leading schools in Cambridgeshire the college can celebrate its past in the knowledge that it has an exciting future.”
- 1 Lorry driver jailed for causing fatal A505 crash
- 2 New headteacher appointed for King James Academy Royston
- 3 Jail for thief who stole scrap metal worth hundreds
- 4 Where has the Duke of Edinburgh visited in Hertfordshire?
- 5 Arrest made after woman verbally abused in alleyway
- 6 Have your say on Barkway Road development proposal
- 7 Family builds fairy garden for grandchildren during lockdown
- 8 'Community campaigns are making an impact, so have your say on rail link'
- 9 Man who climbed on Tesco freezer jailed for string of offences
- 10 Three household waste collection crews suspended