Celebrities including Harry Redknapp, Sharron Davies and David Walliams were among the well-wishers sending 60th birthday greetings to Langside School, the specialist school next door to our Bourne View home in Poole.
As part of our support for Diverse Abilities, the charity that runs the school, we were thrilled to host an evening reception in Bourne View’s art deco-themed foyer to round off a day of celebrations.
We welcomed school staff, pupils, friends, charity trustees and representatives of many other organisations who have helped the school since it opened in 1959. For some guests, their afternoon visit to the school was the first time they had returned in many years.
Principal Jon Seaward said: “It was amazing to see so many faces from the past, many of whom I’d heard of but never met. The opportunity to return to Langside meant so much to so many people.”