A SCHOOL held a special event to mark 60 years since it first opened.

Staff and students at Sunnymede Junior School, in The Meadoway, in Billericay enjoyed a range of activities and fun as part of the celebrations.

The event also saw the school decorated, with the canteen being transformed into a classic diner. A school spokesman said: “The children performed a series of retro dances and everyone, wore their finest 50s outfits.

“The event really felt like an interactive way for the children to get a flavour of the trends which were big at the time that their school first opened.”