70 years at a Welwyn Garden City school celebrated by former students

MORE than 300 former pupils went back to school last week.

To mark 70 years at Stanborough School the former pupils returned for a one off special occasion, which featured a balloon launch and a barbeque.

The opening of the recently-refurbished clock tower at the Lemsford Lane school – which opened in 1940 as WGC Grammar School – was the focus of the birthday celebrations.

Other highlights were an archive exhibition showing each of the decades at Stanborough, the cutting of a specially homemade 70 cake by borough councillor Kim Langley, and a barbecue.

Equally important was the balloon launch, which was helping with funds raised throughout the year for a state-of-the-art ecological system, a quad for pupils to relax in and the refurbishment of the clock tower.

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Headteacher Peter Brown said: “It was a great way to mark the end of a busy year, in which we have been mixing current issues with the 70th anniversary and overall raised around �15,000.”

He added: “It was a fantastic day that seemed to be very well received.”

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