SLOUGH’s oldest school celebrated its 200th year anniversary by creating a time capsule.

St Mary’s Farnham Royal CE Primary, on Farnham Road, marked its impressive milestone with a celebration at the school.The original school in Farnham Royal was located on the main road through the village, almost opposite the Duke’s Head and was built in 1821.

This served as the school for the children of the village up until 1875 when the building of the present school in Church Road was completed. 

Diaries written by former teachers remain in the school office for current staff members to read today.

The school said: “There are many more amazing entries in the diaries.

“To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the school and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we have started a new diary to record incidents over the next 200 years! 

“We look forward to another 200 years of history at our amazing school.

Slough Observer:

“We are a small school, 2 form entry that enables us to create a far more individual and family atmosphere where all are part of the SMFR family.”

To capture the children’s imagination and to inspire them to think about how life is different now to when our school first opened and to think about how life might change in the next few hundred years we have created work to add to a time capsule that has been buried in the school’s learning garden, under a platinum jubilee tree that has been planted in recognition of this historical event.  

Children across the school have completed work, created art and photos of school life and how they think things will change in the future and these have been added to the capsule.