Benington C of E Primary School celebrated its 150th anniversary with a big party earlier this month.

Staff, pupils, parents and alumni celebrated with tours, music from a choir, and a barbecue on Saturday, June 10.

During the party, a time capsule was unveiled as well as a banner made by the village craft club.

The Comet: Headteacher Anja Tyler (left) with Liz Green, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.Headteacher Anja Tyler (left) with Liz Green, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire. (Image: Benington C of E Primary School)

Those in attendance included Liz Green, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire; Ken Crofton, Benington's county councillor; Martin Butcher, chairman of East Herts Council; and former headteachers, Barbara Foster and Marilyn Greenhalgh.

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Headteacher Anja Tyler, who has worked at the school since 2001, told us that the community had "turned out in force to support us" and continued: "I had the privilege of being the headteacher for our 150th anniversary.

"It was a real community event which made me feel incredibly proud of our little school".

The school was founded in 1873 as an all-age village school under the Diocese of St Albans. It is still based in its original Victorian building.