Harlands celebrate 50 successful years

Harlands Primary School mark 50th anniversary SUS-150730-155202001
Harlands Primary School mark 50th anniversary SUS-150730-155202001

On Friday July 10 Harlands Primary School in Haywards Heath enjoyed a day of celebrations with a garden party and family festival to mark the 50th anniversary of the school.

Built in 1964, costing just £60,872 it took 171 pupils on its first day, less than half of the 420 there today.

Mrs Goodlace, the Headteacher said: “The name Harlands is synonymous with high achievement, sporting success and rich provision in the Arts.”

So it was fitting that on a hot summer afternoon at the garden party, vibrant children led the celebrations with winning performances from ‘Harlands Got Talent’, songs from the 1960’s musical “Mary Poppins,” a humorous sketch “Through the Decades,” depicting memorable moments and how life has changed over 50 years, together with a musical accompaniment from the school orchestra.

Thanks to the generosity of the PTA, every child was presented with a commemorative mug, topped with a cake baked by the Year 6 children. Chair of Governors Mrs Sansom cut a specially made Harlands Anniversary cake.

Report and picture contributed by Harlands Primary School.