Summerhill 50 - Golden Anniversary

Fields of Green - Our 50th anniversary has helped us reflect on golden memories 
We love a celebration at Summerhill - and we were determined to make our 50th anniversary special for pupils, parents and staff. 
Support from Heritage Lottery Fund enabled us to organise a series of events over what has been a truly memorable year. 
Pupils went on a trip to the Museum of Liverpool Life where resident experts helped them explore life in the 1960s and 1970s.
Sefton Libraries held digital research skills for workshops at Crosby Library for pupils.
One of the highlights of the project was an Open Day at school in July 2016 when former pupils were encouraged to attend and share their memories.
Sharing stories via social media has also helped the project team piece together the story of Summerhill for future generations.
Copies of a booklet about Summerhill were given to the community and a ten minute film was screened to pupils, parents and guests all thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Funding.
A large story board featuring Summerhill's story has been professionally designed and stands in the school grounds.
Children also took part in maypole dancing, performing for parents and the public.
Finally, the pupils enjoyed music workshops during which they learned about song writing and got to perform the school's 50th anniversary song 'Fields of Green' written by Elfin Bow a former pupil at Summerhill