Asquith Primary celebrates its 10th birthday
A SCHOOL that opened with just a handful pupils in 2002 has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and is going strong.
Local headteachers, former pupils, staff, education officers and civic dignitaries were invited to help Asquith Primary School mark the big occasion.
Some of the school’s 270 pupils performed songs for their guests and retold the history of the school through press cuttings and a video made up of photographs taken over the past 10 years.
The guests of honour were six of the school’s original pupils who have since gone on to Morley Academy and Bruntcliffe.
Headteacher Gill Austerfield said: “It was lovely to see them return to school, they are all doing well at high school and are a credit to their time at Asquith.”
Other special guests were Simon Brown, an Iraq veteran who has been involved with the school in recent years and is a big inspiration to the pupils, and Coun Judith Elliott, a former Mayor of Morley and Leeds and one of the school’s original governors.
They unveiled a mosaic made by the children to commemorate the anniversary.
Mrs Austerfield said: “I feel really proud of how the school has developed over the past 10 years.
“Our aim was always to create a school where pupils gain a good education but also develop into responsible members of the local community, where learning is fun and inspirational and children understand the role that they play both in school and in the wider community.
“Asquith is now a successful, oversubscribed primary school and our results show a very good level of attainment for our pupils.
“This is as a result of the hard work and belief of staff, governors and parents over the past 10 years.”
The school will continue its celebrations with a birthday party for all pupils on Friday.
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