Search

Celebration of rock and roll at Great Yarmouth schools

PUBLISHED: 13:27 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:27 15 July 2016

North Denes Primary School Rock and Roll Party.

Picture: James Bass

North Denes Primary School Rock and Roll Party. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2016

Schools across Great Yarmouth took a step back in time to celebrate the 1950s.

North Denes Primary School Rock and Roll Party.

Picture: James Bass

North Denes Primary School Rock and Roll Party. Picture: James Bass

As part of the look back to the era, four schools hosted rock ‘n’ roll tea parties where the children performed a dance and took a look at photos and items from the decade.

It came a week after the pupils from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, St George’s Primary, North Denes Primary and Ormiston Herman Academy took part in a flashmob dance at Great Yarmouth’s Market Place.

The schools had a special interest in looking back to what the borough looked like at the time. The events were supported by Great Yarmouth Library and Time and Tide Museum as it links to their summer exhibition Halfway to Paradise, which looks at the birth of British rock through the photos of Harry Hammond.

And they are also part of the region-wide Our Norfolk Our Adventures Iniatitive which looks at stories on your doorstep.

Vicky Beales from North Denes Primary School, said: “There was lots going on we had vintage vans and scooters there, as well as a dance, a barbecue, raffle, an Elvis impersonator and much more.

“I think children from all the schools have really enjoyed the project.”

The North Denes Primary School event also raised money towards the Little Bird’s Big Battle fund for former pupil Abbie Boast, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

The day raised £1,771 towards the fund.

Other News

35 minutes ago

It might be time to bring out a pair of gloves as temperatures across Norfolk are forecast to drop next week.

Yesterday, 16:52

Sailor Moon, the Hulk and Spiderman will be settling into Yarmouth next year to celebrate their very own Comic Con.

Yesterday, 16:16

More than 500 people have already attended the seventh annual Beccles Beer Festival as the three-day event continues.

Yesterday, 16:16

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie opens up about his own battles with mental health and tells men who may be struggling - talk about it.

Most Read

Wed, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Thu, 14:16

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Wed, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy