Former pupils and staff at The Mount School in Edgerton – known as ‘Mountians’ – returned to help celebrate the school’s 70th anniversary.

The preparatory school for children aged between three and 11, founded in 1951, held an Open Day to welcome back former students and staff.

Head teacher Mr Euan Burton-Smith said: “This year is the school’s 70th anniversary and we decided that hosting an event that celebrated our fascinating and diverse history was well overdue.

“Many of the ex-pupils brought photographs and other historically significant items such as reports, badges and even a sports day sash!

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“Many stories were told and the finer intricacies of day-to-day life at The Mount were unravelled in each decade.

“Not only were we joined by ex-pupils but also an ex-teacher who lit up the room with her affectionate memories of her time here.

“There is still so much history to explore and with the help of additional ex-pupils and staff – aka ‘Mountians’ – we are certain that many more forgotten stories will be remembered next year.”

Here’s what some of those who attended said about the open day:

“You blessed us all with a warm, friendly welcome and it was great to meet other previous pupils, teachers and current staff alike.”

“We were touched to be shown around by Mr Burton-Smith and to see the wonderful adaptations and modern equipment, whilst making the most of the beautiful buildings and grounds.”

“The over-arching impression we received is of a close knit, inclusive school which celebrates each person and nurtures a loving, kind and thoughtful ethos.”

“It was a wonderful, nostalgic experience to wander through the gorgeous gardens and share fond memories with a close school friend, and my daughter loved seeing it all too.”