Kids mark milestone

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An INFANT school in Selston has celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Pupils turned back the clock and dressed in Victorian clothes for the day to re-enact how things would have been when the school opened up in 1861.

Lessons from the past showed how different things were when William Wagstaff was headmaster and the school was known as Selston Church of England School.

There was also a special fair and a launch of 150 balloons, while nursery children played with Victorian toys and games.

Special guests on the day included Nottinghamshire County Council’s corporate director for children, family and culture, Anthony May, and Selston vicar Liz Shouler.

Headteacher Alison Taylor said: “Reaching our 150th anniversary is a great achievement and we plan to hold various events throughout the year to keep the celebrations going.”