Bulbs planted at Baldock school to mark 75th anniversary

Students at the Knights Templar school plant bulbs in the shape of the school's initials to celebrat

Students at the Knights Templar school plant bulbs in the shape of the school's initials to celebrate the school's 75th anniversary L-R Archie Moss, Luke Mills, head girl Megan Winzer, head boy Harry Waters, chair of governors Graham Kingsley, assistant head Sara Levesley, headteacher Tim Litchfield, Leah Bruce, Dan Barnicott and Freddy Goldscheider - Credit: Archant

Knights Templar School has celebrated its 75th anniversary by planting 1,500 commemorative bulbs and opening its doors to more than 200 former students and staff.

Students at the Knights Templar school plant bulbs in the shape of the school's initials to celebrat

Students at the Knights Templar school plant bulbs in the shape of the school's initials to celebrate the school's 75th anniversary - Credit: Archant

Visitors to the school last week enjoyed performances from 210 Year 7 students in a massed choir, as well as talks from former heads Vivian Crellin and Peter Chapman, who recalled memories from their time at the Baldock school.

There was also an exhibition of memorabilia and a film featuring recollections from former students.

Visitors, some of whom spent time at the school while evacuees from the London Blitz during the Second World War, were shown around the school by existing students.

Mr Crellin, who was head for nearly a quarter of a century from 1960 to 1984, said: “It was a pleasure to see everything so changed and all the best things so much alive.”

Rosemary Castle, who was a pupil from 1959 to 1965, said: “My family have been involved with KTS since its birth.

“My parents, children and hopefully grandchildren will join the family.”

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Martin Raines, who spent his time at the school in the 1970s, said: “I’ve been blown away and brought to tears.”

50 students from Years 7 to 12 took part in the event, acting as interviewers and guides, listening to the stories of past pupils and staff, and finding out how the school has changed over its 75 year history.

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