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JFK School celebrates Golden Jubilee

John F Kennedy Catholic School rounded off their 50th jubilee celebrations on Friday 22nd June by joining together with Fr Paul McDermott to celebrate Mass.

The mass was held in the sports hall with the Music led by Mr Ridout, and involved the newly commissioned student Eucharistic Ministers. During Mass the community gave thanks to all who had contributed to the school over its 50-year history.

As the Mass concluded, a birthday cake was brought out and all joined in singing ‘Happy Birthday’. The cake was then ceremonially cut by the Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and the oldest JFK student in the congregation, Teaching Assistant Mr. Reeve, who joined JFK as a student in 1970.

On Saturday 23rd June the Golden Jubilee was celebrated with a school reunion. Former JFK students and members of staff from across the past 50 years were welcomed back, including members of the first intake in 1967. The opportunity was taken by many and proved an irreplaceable moment to meet up with old friends and colleagues.

Special thanks were offered to Heather Houston (Chair of Governors) and Eva Final (PA to the Headteacher) for their hard work over many months in preparation for this event.

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