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School blooms on 80th birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:15 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:52 25 August 2010

A SCHOOL that has been transformed over decades is to stage a series of events marking a landmark anniversary.

A SCHOOL that has been transformed over decades is to stage a series of events marking a landmark anniversary.

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, in Eltham, celebrates its 80th birthday this year.

Its history is marked at a floral display in Well Hall Pleasaunce, planted by Greenwich council, which can be seen from this Friday.

Built in 1929, St Thomas More School started with three classrooms in Appleton Road but now has seven classes with 210 pupils.

Headteacher Peter Finlay said: "This is a very special year for us and we're delighted with the special 80th anniversary tribute in Well Hall Pleasaunce.

"All our pupils are enjoying a chance to find out more about the history of their school and the area around it."

Well Hall Pleasaunce, off Way Relief Road, dates back to the 13th century. It contained a manor house at the time of Henry VIII and was the home of Railway Children author Edith Nesbit.

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