School takes a trip to the past

Morpeth's First School pupils off to Beamish.

Morpeth's First School pupils off to Beamish.

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SCHOOL centenary celebrations are getting into full swing with dancing, dressing up and educational trips.

Morpeth First School has planned a half-term full of activities to mark its milestone anniversary and pupils, parents and staff are all joining the fun.

The school has held a Dancing Through The Decades event, with each class learning a different style from the various eras it has been open.

And last week the whole school set off for a day trip to Beamish Open Air Museum in County Durham, suitably dressed in Edwardian costume. Even the parents and teachers joined in.

On Friday, there will be an Edwardian Music Hall concert at the school and on Tuesday, Year 4 pupils will serve refreshments to Morpeth Stroke Club and residents of Riverside House care home to show their appreciation of the community in a coffee morning.

On Wednesday evening, ex-pupils, governors and staff will attend a thanksgiving service at St George’s United Reformed Church.

There will also be a week of displays and a street party at the end of term.