PUPILS at a girls’ school have stepped back in time by dressing up in clothes from decades gone by to mark 100 years of education.
Wykeham House School in Fareham opened in 1913. And pupils and staff have been having a week of celebrations.
They included burying a time capsule in the school grounds containing items such as a school report, photos, a mug and a house badge. A plaque was also unveiled and a tree was planted. And pupils and staff enjoyed a street party in the May sunshine yesterday afternoon.
Year 6 pupil Marcy Lea, 11, said: ‘It’s very exciting that we are here at this time because it’s funny to think that the school opened 100 years ago.
‘They didn’t know whether the school would be open now.
‘It’s fun and it’s funny to see the teachers dressed up, especially Mrs Clarke as an old headmistress.
‘It’s nice because we can show off to people coming in and show them that our school is 100.’
Susie Sparkes, 10, added: ‘I’m really happy and excited. We have had lots of celebrations and been having lots of fun.’
Headteacher Lynn Clarke said: ‘It’s a real privilege to be headmistress of Wykeham House in its centenary year.
‘The girls have learnt a lot about the history of the school and what’s happened over the last 100 years in the country which is marvellous.
‘I think they are hugely proud.’
The students also performed Wykeham House School the Musical, which was written by teachers and is a snapshot of school life throughout the last 100 years.