St John Fisher Primary, a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield celebrated sixty years as a school community on 22 June, the Feast of St John Fisher.

The celebrations began when the school chaplaincy team welcomed Bishop Ralph and Fr Paul O’Hara, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Hackenthorpe, to share a specially prepared lunch with the school community.

Fr Paul O’Hara opens the celebratory garden party

In the afternoon everyone came together in their church to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving concelebrated by Bishop Ralph, Fr Paul and former Parish Priest, Fr Chris Posluszny.

The Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, was shown around the school and introduced to children, parents/carers, staff, governors, Parents, Teachers and Friends Association members and former staff. She was very interested in the school and wanted to meet as many people as possible.

Liam McGurrin, former Headteacher of St John Fisher, with members of his staff

Events started with a Jubilee Balloon Race