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Downderry’s 90th Anniversary

This week Downderry celebrated its 90th Anniversary.


On Monday children came to school dressed in a 1920’s theme. Throughout the week children have been learning about the history of Downderry from past pupils and staff. We have had a bus parked in the Key Stage 2 playground, which housed our Downderry Museum.


On Friday we held our Street Party in Downderry Road and a special celebration assembly, which was attended by past pupils and staff and the Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock and MP Heidi Alexander.


Thank you to Iridium Security for supporting our 90th Anniversary Celebration by providing their security services.


Of course the event could not have happened without the help of many people. Thank you to Sue Wardell for contacting the London Metropolitan Archives and collecting a range of facts and information. Sue also gathered photographs and memories from members of St John's church which formed our Downderry bus museum. Thank you also to everyone who generously shared their memories, photographs and memorabilia. 

Thank you also to Edna Santos for her fabulous photography, the Iridium security team and Colin Moran, Darren Toff, Gemma Toff and Wayne Phillips who helped with clearing away after the street party.

Lastly, a huge thank you to all the staff who made this fantastic event possible.


Visit the curriculum section of the website to see more photos and explore the Downderry Bus Museum.