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TGMS 50th Anniversary

Great Outdoor Learning Den design plans

2018 is the 50th Birthday of TGMS! 


This summer, TGMS looks forward to celebrating 50 years of educating children from our village and surrounding areas. In order to celebrate this auspicious occasion, the school will be looking to engage pupils, staff, parents and the local community in a series of special events during the summer. We hope to reach out to as many of you as possible - whether you are current or past pupils and parents, ex-members of staff or Governing body, or members of our extended local community who who like to come along and celebrate with us! In addition, pupils will enjoy a number of events designed to celebrate 50 years of our lovely school and will be creating some specific legacies, such as a whole school art project.


We felt such a milestone deserved to be celebrated and so have put together a selection of events to mark the occasion. Details of all events can be found below. Through these events we will be specifically fundraising to enhance our children’s learning environment. We will be re-developing the area where the chickens currently reside into an outdoor learning environment (to include the chickens and possibly other animals) and providing access from the school hall through the addition of new fire doors. This area will be called the Great Outdoor Learning Den (GOLD for short) and will be a lasting legacy of the 50th celebrations. Children will have a big role to play in the designing of this area and we plan to incorporate each year groups designs and ideas into the garden. 


Celebrations will also include an Open Afternoon and 50th Anniversary Ceremony, to be held at the school on Friday 21st September 2018.


We’d love to hear from any past pupils, members of staff or anyone who has been affiliated with the school over the years and who has any special memories that you’d like to share with us as we will be creating a number of resources to commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Please let us know the decade. If this is you, please contact us at:


If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, please email Marianne Whitlock, chair of the TGMS 50 committee:


Thank you so much in advance for your support of the 50th celebrations and these events, which we hope will be a lot of fun for everyone. 


Mrs V Pinkney