Giles celebrates its 50th anniversary

Giles Academy, Old Leake, 50th anniversary celebrations with Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Tony Worth unveiling a commemorative plaque.'World record attempt.
Giles Academy, Old Leake, 50th anniversary celebrations with Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Tony Worth unveiling a commemorative plaque.'World record attempt.

HISTORICAL figures, important visitors, a plaque unveiling and a world record attempt were all part of celebrations at Giles Academy last week.

The school was celebrating its 50th year and guests to the party included the original head boy Tony Dickington, head girl Shannon Chandley and the Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire Tony Worth who unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.

Giles Academy, Old Leake, 50th anniversary celebrations with Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Tony Worth unveiling a commemorative plaque.'L-R Tony Dickington - first head boy, Jak Kirkman - 2012/13 head boy, Janet Gilbey (was Mason) - first head girl, Shannon Chandley - 2012/13 head girl.

Giles Academy, Old Leake, 50th anniversary celebrations with Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Tony Worth unveiling a commemorative plaque.'L-R Tony Dickington - first head boy, Jak Kirkman - 2012/13 head boy, Janet Gilbey (was Mason) - first head girl, Shannon Chandley - 2012/13 head girl.

Deputy headmaster Sue Barnicoat said: “It was a brilliant day for all involved.

“It was nice to have ex-students and ex-members of staff here.”

The school also attempted to break the record of the most number of people doing The Locomotion at once, however, with around 1,300 students they failed to break the official record of 1,752.

The event was closed by Giles Academy’s own band Rockit.