A chorus of "Good morning Mr Lancaster" welcomed me to Haversham Village School last week.
Celebrating their 50th year on the Crescent Road site, the Head teacher Alison Mears walked me through their interesting timeline of photographs and anecdotes.
Back in 1965, one archaic punishment for being persistently lazy was the slipper! In June 1979, there were noticeable absences, as parents took their children to see HM the Queen who was visiting MK. The first two school computers were installed in 2000 and ten years later saw the school graded as "Outstanding" by OFSTED Assessors.
Haversham School is a wonderful village school and it's clear that the hardworking staff, parents and governors have played a major part in developing a strong foundation for their pupils – here's to the next 50 years!