150 memories for 150 years of schooling in Hartington

Hartington CE Primary School - 150 years
Pupils with Key Stage 2 Teacher, Rachel Gardner and Head Teacher, Tracy Blackwell

Former pupils, parents, staff and carers are being invited to share their special memories of Hartington C of E Primary School as we prepare to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The school is commemorating its milestone year in July with several events including a tea party and the creation of a ‘school family tree’ piece of artwork which children are currently working on alongside members of the local community.

We also want to create an exhibition of ‘150 memories’ to mark 150 years of schooling in the village and we are looking to collect people’s memories of Hartington C of E Primary School including tributes, artefacts and photographs.

Vice Chairman of the School Governors, Liz Broomhead MBE said: “If you are a former pupil; a local resident with special links to the school; a previous teacher or staff member; a parent, grandparent or carer; or perhaps someone who has fond memories of working alongside or supporting the school in some way, please get in touch and share your stories with us.

“We hope to bring together 150 different quotes, items, photos and tributes for the school’s notable anniversary and I am sure members of the local and wider community will come out to support our project. If you’d like to share any information, even a small musing about your favourite teacher or school dinner, a particular event that you recall or your best friend during your school years, we’d be thrilled if you got in touch.”

To help shape the ‘150 memories’ exhibition and be a part of Hartington’s celebrations, please contact us or email memories@hartington.derbyshire.sch.uk – we’d be absolutely delighted to hear from you.



Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins