This year sees the 50th Anniversary of the first opening of St Richard’s Catholic Primary School in Dover and they raised the roof! On Friday 22nd June there was a special outdoor Mass, concelebrated by Bishop Paul Mason, in the school grounds. Pupils, parents, teachers and governors attended, both past and present, along with parishioners of St Paul’s Dover, and Our Lady of Dover. The special Mass was followed by a family picnic, and the school fete.
The school commissioned commemorative medals to mark the 50th anniversary of the school and these were presented to each pupil as well as guests. Every child also designed their own ceramic tile to mark the occasion and these will be set into the walls of the school.
New Headteacher James Blomfield said, “It is so important for everyone to celebrate this significant milestone and continue the great work of the school for future generations of children to come. Our shared vision has been to create an outstanding Catholic primary school, with our faith, our families and our futures at its core.”
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We want to hear from past pupils! Please can you tell us: What year did you leave St. Richards? What did you like about going to St. Richard's? Can you remember any favourite lessons or teachers? What do you do now? How has going to St. Richard's helped you? Thank you!