A School Steps Back in Time to Celebrate
A SCHOOL opened its doors to the community to
mark a special milestone in its history.
Mytham Primary School, in Little Lever, celebrated
its 200th birthday with former pupils — including
Ian Savage, editor-in-chief of The Bolton News —
and local people.
An exhibition of the pupils’ work illustrated how the school had changed over the years it had been on
the site, and children and staff took visitors on a school tour.
Guests saw how lessons were conducted in Victorian times as well as a modern-day working
classroom. They had a chance to delve into log books of the past, including the punishment book.
Headteacher Angela Eastwood said: “We had a fantastic turnout with around 100 past pupils. We took
them to their old haunts and they gave a snapshot of what school was like when they were there.
“The event brought the community together. Some of those who attended met up with people they
had not seen for years, which shows the big part Mytham played in the history of the community and
continues to do so.”
Celebrations marking the bicentennial anniversary of the school are set to continue in the coming
● Pictured is drama teacher Donna Clare with pupils Zoe Nield, Zach Fairfield and Katie Openshaw in