Primary school set to celebrate 40 years

Published date: 31 January 2013 |
Published by: Jamie Nield-Siddall
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A SCHOOL will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Ruby Red Day on February 7.

Ysgol y Foryd, based in Kinmel Bay will mark the occasion for all its school community, past and present.

A service will be held St Mary’s Church in Towyn, where the school originally opened up four decades ago.

Headteacher, Stephanie Cartmel, said: “It promises to be an excellent week. We have already heard that many past pupils and teachers will be joining us and it will be a great opportunity to reminisce.

“There is a special Facebook group (Ysgol y Foryd Past Photos) that you can contact us through, and we have a Twitter page; @yforyd.”

Pupils and staff will also paint the school red to celebrate the anniversary.

On Thursday morning, Reverend Ginny Burton will host a Ruby Red church service, where the children will sing hymns that were heard at the school’s Grand Opening Event in 1973.

The children will also be entertained by a magician, which will be followed by a walk back to the school as part of a Red Parade.

Friends, staff and pupils are invited to join in the fun back at the school in the afternoon and attend an exhibition of photographs documenting 40 years at Ysgol y Foryd.

There will be coffee and cake shops available, along with refreshment breaks on the Thursday, and also Friday February 8, from 3pm-4.30.

Former pupils, who make up the band, Contagious, will be holding a 1970’s disco in the afternoon whilst performing at the school.

If you have any photographs or information to share for the Ruby Red Day exhibition prior to the event contact 01745 351892/ or send to

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