TARDEBIGGE youngsters have been bringing the past alive to mark their school’s 200th birthday.
Children from Tardebigge First School took part in a host of activities as part of the week-long, milestone event.
This included a Victorian themed day, lessons focusing on the school’s life during the Second World War and a vintage afternoon tea for the parents, youngsters and friends of the school.
The children, who all got to dress in traditional period costumes, also got to try making themed food.
They had a go at picking vegetables from the school’s vegetable patch and assisted the chef Nicola Jones with cooking a wartime lunch.
This included ‘off the ration’ toad in the hole, Lord Woolton vegetable pie which was named after the minister of food and a wartime recipe for syrup loaf.
School caterers, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), also developed special meals which were served throughout the week. This included meals of baked ham, hotch potch and sticky gingerbread.
Headteacher Julie Cutler said: “Our school community is very excited to celebrate the bicentenary.
“The children have really enjoyed growing their own vegetables and were all looking forward to having the opportunity to help prepare food in the school kitchens.”