Higham Lane Celebrates 75th Birthday With Fun Day

Higham Lane celebrates its 75th birthday this year and, to mark the special occasion, is holding a Fun Day at the School.

The event, which takes place on the front field of the School in Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton, on Saturday, September 13th, boasts a wide range of attractions. These include a bird of prey display by the Falconry Centre, Griffin Clickers' Dancing Dogs, a gun run by 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron RAF Air Cadets, St Mary's CLCGB Company Band, fun fair rides, classic cars, a penalty shoot-out, plus much, much more.

Higham Lane has close links with the community and many of the current students have parents, grandparents and maybe even great grandparents who also attended the School.

We are hoping that many of our present, past and future students, staff and friends will come along to celebrate the occasion and sign or `memory book'.

The School's links are now much wider than they were at its opening in 1939. In recent years, groups of students have raised their own funds to go to The Gambia to work on improving the lives of children at Bansang School.

In 2015, a party of students will be returning to Africa at Easter to continue the work, and they will be using the Fun Day to boost their fund-raising by running a tea garden, face/hand painting and a graffiti wall.

It was intended to stage an exhibition of Higham Lane memorabilia and artefacts at the Fun Day but unfortunately the majority of items were destroyed in last year's blaze at the School.

The fun takes place between 11am and 4pm, and everyone is invited to attend. Admission costs £1 and under-5s are free. A range of refreshments will be available.

Please note, there are no parking facilities available on the School premises.

  1. 75th Fun Day Poster