Spectacular fete will mark Moss Bury’s 50th anniversary

Pupils at the school in years gone by.

Pupils at the school in years gone by. - Credit: Archant

A Stevenage school will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a fete on Sunday.

Pupils during the school's early days

Pupils during the school's early days - Credit: Archant

Town mayor Pam Stuart will open the event at Moss Bury Primary School in Webb Rise which will feature live music and rides for the children including swing rides, tea cups, trampolines, and an inflatable helter skelter.

There will also be a soft play area, a scout train and arena displays by Moss Bury pupils, GKR Karate, Stevenae Sports Acrobatics Club and Warriorz Performing Arts Academy during the event, which runs from 12 noon until 3pm.

Funds raised from the fete will go to the school, which has also offered free pitches to Girlguiding Stevenage, Max Appeal – which supports families affected by chromosome disorders – and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Herts police and Herts fire service will also be there to talk to the children.

The school was built in 1967 to accommodate the children from the growing New Town.

The school was built in 1967 to accommodate the children from the growing New Town. - Credit: Archant


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Families can enjoyed burgers and hot dogs, a local ice cream van and a doughnut van and pizzas from Papa John’s. The event is also supported by Wrights estate agents of Stevenage and Simmons Bakery.

The day will celebrate the school’s golden anniversary, having been built to cater for people living in Stevenage New Town.

Some of the school's very first staff in the 1960s

Some of the school's very first staff in the 1960s - Credit: Archant

The poster for the 50th anniversary fete

The poster for the 50th anniversary fete - Credit: Archant

Children enjoying the fairground rides

Children enjoying the fairground rides - Credit: Archant

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