Balloons, singing and the planting of a commemorative shrub were the order of the day at Great Linford Primary School.
The school doors first opened forty years ago on 1st September 1976, where the new pupils were greeted by the head teacher Miss Walker, who at the time was required to keep a punishment book! The current head teacher, Miss Lovelock, was very quick to say that she doesn't hold such a record these days.
A number of former pupils have remained in the area and returned to the school either as teachers or to become members of the administration team.
There is an immense pride amongst staff and pupils about the schools achievements over the past four decades and the references to the family, demonstrated the important part they all play within the community. Happy Birthday!