Oswaldtwistle school marks 60 years of education in style with pupils new and old

A school celebrated its 60th birthday by inviting past and current pupils and teachers to a celebratory event.

More than 100 current and past pupils and teachers as well as family members gathered at St Mary’s R.C. Primary School in Oswaldtwistle on Friday, April 26. Guests reminisced on good times and celebrated the school’s achievements over the decades while they toured the school.

Headteacher, Mrs Laura Wolstenholme, gave a speech at the event. She said: “We are so proud of our dedicated staff and our supportive parish county and our wonderful pupils and families.


“Without their hard work, commitment and belief in our school mission, we would not be where we are today.

“Our school has achieved so much over the last 60 years and it is a testament to the incredible talent and passion that exists in our community. We look forward to the next years of success, growth and happiness at St Mary’s.”

The school had a birthday lunch for the children and celebrated a liturgy with pupils, staff and special visitors including governors and previous head teachers Stephen Wells and Lesley Pemberton, and Headteacher of Mount Carmel High School Mr Bowers.

They also had a mass at St Mary’s Church on the evening before the school’s birthday event. The school was first located on Moscow Mill Street but moved to Mayfield Avenue in 1964.

Visitors viewed old school photographs and were overjoyed when they recognised themselves. Guests enjoyed a birthday cake and refreshments.