Poole’s Buckholme Towers School and Nursery is set to mark its 75th anniversary with a special WW2 themed street party, as it coincides with the year the war broke out in 1939.
On Friday October 10, pupils will be dressing as evacuees and parents and teachers will don their best wartime costume to help create a celebratory street party atmosphere. The party is being held in the school’s playground and includes a visit from Ron Pier, a WWII transport enthusiast, who is bringing along a genuine WWII truck.
Dorothy Murray founded Buckholme Towers School in 1939 with a handful of children in her living room. Dorothy’s daughter, Ruth Goulden, was one of the first pupils and she is now a trustee of the school.
Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said, “Everyone involved with the school is looking forward to Friday’s street party. It is a great opportunity to mark our 75th anniversary and to educate the pupils about why we celebrate such occasions.
“This year we have incorporated interactive ways of teaching the students about World War II so that they get a true sense of what the country and local area was like 75 years ago.”
Buckholme Towers School and Nursery on Commercial Road, Poole, provides independent education for children aged three to 11 years old and prides itself on its small classes and outstanding results.
For more information about the school please visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk.