Night of nostalgia for old school

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FORMER pupils, teachers and friends of Cliffe Hill Community Primary School, Lightcliffe, are being invited to take a trip back in time for a night of nostalgia on Monday, March 28.

It will be a chance to take a last look round the old school building before it is demolished. A new multi-million pound school has been taking shape on the Stoney Lane site and pupils are expected to start lessons in the new building on April 5.

Cliffe Hill was the first school in Calderdale to receive funding for a new building from the previous Government’s Primary Capital Programme.

Lyn Barton, foundation stage manager at Cliffe Hill, said: “We thought it would be a good idea to invite people to have a look round the old school building for the final time and share their memories. It will be an evening of nostalgia with old photographs and memories of Cliffe Hill over the past 58 years. We would like anyone who has had a connection with Cliffe Hill to come along.”

The school will be open to visitors from 4pm to 6pm and refreshments will be served. On April 15 pupils will bury a time capsule in the courtyard of the new school building.

Work started on site in mid-2009 and Ofsted inspectors praised pupils and staff at Cliffe Hill for the way in which they coped with the disruption and upheaval.