Ashtree School 50th Anniversary Celebrations
By Jacqui Hudson
Ashtree School celebrated it’s 50th birthday during the week of 18th July 2011, with various activities. These included a 1960s inspired sports day, a Summer Fayre, staff and children dressing in retro clothing, a street party and a tree planting ceremony attended by Stevenage Mayor, Carol Latif.
The school chose to plant a young ash tree close to a spot on the front entrance to the school where a tree had recently been felled by bad weather. The planting of the tree was undertaken by the Mayor, the Head Teacher Ms. Kirwan and other staff and members of the school council.
The school also enjoyed an open afternoon where ex pupils and other visitors were given tours around the school and shown archive photos. The school is planning to bury a time capsule for future generations to discover.