Wilson Primary School
Wilson Primary School, Wilson Road, Reading RG30 2RW
Tel: 0118 937 5573
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Wilson Centenary - Happy 100th Birthday
Wilson School celebrated its 100th Birthday one afternoon in February 2004. We had invited anyone who used to come here to return to have afternoon tea and cakes at the school. An amazing 186 people turned up, they were serenaded by the Choir, they enjoyed their tea and cakes and had a look around the school. There were several exhibitions around the school and the staff had worked very hard to decorate both inside and outside the school.

We were very honoured to have Majorie Amor visit us who was the oldest person to visit - she was 95 years old and went to Wilson in 1912.  Marjorie recently celebrated her 100th birthday on 10th February 2009 and was thrilled to receive her telegram from the Queen and a birthday card from Wilson. 

Many, many of the visitors talked about Mrs Barnes. She who is remembered every year by Year 6, one of whom receives the Mrs Barnes award for improvement during the year.

It was lovely to see previous Head teachers at the school along with Mrs Heather Davis, who donated the swimming cup several years ago, and is still won each year by the swimmer who improves the most during the 10 lessons.

The choir sang some old "Wilson" favourites along with a medley of tunes from the past few years. They were led, very ably, by Frances Forshaw on the guitar.

All the children who helped were praised by the "oldies" for their politeness and their helpfulness.
It was a great afternoon, with the biggest shock when we opened the doors to find people queuing up the road

Childrens Centenary Day
Centenary Balloons

Children’s Centenary Day was held on Wednesday 26th May 2004. The children started the day with hat making whilst support staff sat in the office and blew and tied 300 balloons together (there was a lot of climbing done as we lost them to the ceiling). We had a parade of hats and shields and a good sing-a-long to all the best songs of the last 100 years. Billy Hermon was presented with the first mug by Julian Sheppard from Patrick Williams (who sponsored the event).

A picnic lunch was had in the playground with the whole school enjoying the treat of being waited on by the staff for their lunch.

After this everyone came and collected their balloon from the hall and we had a grand send off from the field at 1.30 pm. We were joined by Jo Lovelock and the Mayor, Jeannett Skeats. Following this all the children took part in a games afternoon. Finally, everyone came back into school and took home their commemorative centenary mug.

We can now reveal that the balloon that travelled the furthest actually went 623 miles to France and the winner was Amirah Jamil from the afternoon Nursery.

We would like to thank HSS for the Bouncy Castle and Cox & Wyman for the card to make the hats.

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