Take a walk down memory lane at Hartlepool school

Headteacher Amanda Bains with pupil Vaughan Kelly as they set up the photographic display for the Seaton Carew Holy Trinity open day.

Headteacher Amanda Bains with pupil Vaughan Kelly as they set up the photographic display for the Seaton Carew Holy Trinity open day.

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A primary school is inviting people to take a walk down memory lane before it bites the dust after 90 years in the community.

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, in Seaton Carew, is getting ready to say goodbye to their old building and move into a newly built site in September.

But before then the school is inviting people to take a last look at the old building and view lots of old photos and plans that teachers have dug out of the archives.

They will go on display in an open day on Thursday, July 2, and anyone interested is invited.

Headteacher Amanda Baines said: “We have got photos through the ages including some of the original school which was the church hall.

“We have also got plans of the original school here, extensions and plans of the new school, and some old ledgers.

“They are really interesting for people to see and to come and have a look around and see how much it has changed while it is still here before it gets demolished in August.”

The open day is on from 2pm to 6pm and the parent and teacher association will provide refreshments. Holy Trinity is one of three Hartlepool schools that are being fully or partially rebuilt with £19m Government funding.

But the primary school still needs to raise £55,000 to pay for new furniture and other fixtures.

To help reach that total supporters can have the name of themselves or a loved one put on a brick in a commemorative wall at the new building.

Ms Baines added: “The appeal has gone well and we have had quite a few people approach us but we still have some bricks available.

“We’ve even had a man come in and buy one for a previous head who has passed away.”

It costs £25 to have one of the personalised bricks, of which £10 goes directly to the fund.

For more details contact staff on (01429) 266214.