This year Chilton Foliat Primary school will be celebrating its sestercentennial anniversary, that’s 250 years of our wonderful village school!
In 1771, when a charitable endowment was made by Roger and Elizabeth Spanswick to provide an education for the children of the parish, could they have imagined that the school would still be going strong and welcoming pupils from the parish and well beyond 250 years later?
A “250” page is being set up on Facebook, along with an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org for alumni to get in touch and share any happy memories or anecdotes from their time at the school.
As part of the celebrations, we’re going to be producing a recipe book… with a twist! The recipes will all be provided by members of the community – we’re looking for the secret sponge cake recipe from Granny, or the best chicken soup for when you’re poorly! We want this to be a unique collection just for us; a recipe passed down through the generations perhaps. We will include some of the best photographs of the life and times of the school. Watch this space for more information.
Book Cover Design Competition
In addition to your wonderful recipes, we would like to invite the children to come up with some inspirational designs for the front and the back cover of the recipe book. Introducing an element of competition, design entries will be collated and Sophie Conran will be choosing the winners.
As you may know Sophie is an interior designer, cook and author, and most importantly, a former pupil of Chilton Foliat Primary School!
We hope to hold a service of Thanksgiving later in the year and a celebration event, but these will both be dependent on Covid restrictions so we shall share more on this as soon as we can but if you have any ideas do let us know.
In the meantime, if anyone would like to be involved with the 250 anniversary celebrations do get in
touch with the office.