The Willows Primary School in Timperley has been celebrating reaching its 50th anniversary

The school first opened its doors to Timperley children on Monday January 8, 1968, with just over 150 pupils attending.

Since this time the school has almost doubled in size and in 2015 opened up a whole new building.

The children, staff, governors and PTA committee members celebrated with a special assembly in the morning, charting the development of the school through the decades. This was followed by a celebratory 1960s style party lunch complete with sausage rolls and cheese and pineapple on sticks.

During the afternoon the children took part in special ‘golden activities’ ranging from ‘golden biscuit decoration’ to ‘golden willow weaving’. The school day was rounded off with the whole school community singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and eating cake.

Headteacher, Kirsten Warren said:“We are very proud to be celebrating 50 years of educating children from Timperley at the Willows Primary School. Our festivities have been a wonderful tribute to the community spirit and family feel of our school. We look forward to many more events to mark this important mile stone and of course many more years of learning and supporting local young people.”

The school's 50 year celebrations will continue throughout the year with a grand Jubilee Ball in March and a special Jubilee Summer Fair in June.

The school are also asking past pupils at the school to get involved.

It said: "If you used to be a pupil at the Willows we would love to involve you in our celebrations and hear about your memories, so please get in touch with the school office:"