Welwyn Garden City nursery school marks 70 years

Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield cllr Lynne Sparks and Ludwick Nursery School headteacher Karen James with p

Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield cllr Lynne Sparks and Ludwick Nursery School headteacher Karen James with past staff members of the school as part of their 70th Birthday celebrations. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

A host of past pupils returned to their Welwyn Garden City nursery school when it celebrated its 70th birthday, alongside former staff from throughout its long history.

Ludwick Nursery School in Holwell Road, which came under local authority control in June, 1947, marked the anniversary with a themed tea party.

Parents and children dressed in the fashions of each decade, with period games including a 1950s-style fairground and Space Hoppers from the 1970s.

Welwyn Hatfield mayor Lynne Sparks also opened a new log cabin, allowing the school to admit an extra 20 children.

Other guests included Joy Whitelegg, whose teaching career at the nursery lasted from 1948 to 1978,

Headteacher Karen James said: “It was a very special and happy day for the school with huge support from local families. If anyone has any memories the school would love to hear from you.

“Throughout its history, Ludwick has an enviable reputation for providing excellent early education. Ludwick continues to be a beacon of excellence.”

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