A NORTH Wiltshire school has celebrated a milestone birthday.

Four generations of families attended a Shine Party earlier this month to mark the opening of Ashton Keynes Primary School 150 years ago.

More than 100 performers took part in the event, including the school’s own choir.

Special guests included North Wiltshire MP James Gray and the Bishop of Swindon.

The day also saw the official opening of the school’s long-awaited brand-new learning hub, after £110,000 was fundraised by the community through a range of lockdown challenges.

Headteacher Samantha Saville said: “The children have been utilising the learning hub now for nearly a year and the extra space has been invaluable.

“The school has been completely transformed and brought into the 21st Century.

“Today is the first day that a lot of parents, carers and members of the community have been able to come and see this for themselves.”

Liz Townend, director for education at Bristol Diocese also came to celebrate.

“Bristol Diocese is delighted that we have been able to support the school’s grant application, helping fund the build cost and furniture in the learning hub. A massive well done to all those involved in bringing this vision to reality,” she said.