NOSTALGIA filled the classrooms as staff and pupils stepped back in time to 1968.

Children and teachers turned the clock back to dress up in 60s fashion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Winsford.

Reviving the hippy look was just one of many fun-filled activities held to mark the Woodford Lane school’s historic milestone.

Teacher Sian Knott said: “Each child has painted a stone to become part of our sensory garden and also planted a daffodil in the school grounds.

“We created a time capsule and the children had their own street party day.

“The staff have all taken responsibility for organising different parts of the events.”

Former staff and pupils were invited to a thanksgiving mass followed by a memories cafe where old pictures and momentoes were on display.

Families dug out class photographs and pictures of special events. Past pupils enjoyed remembering their school days.

Every class contributed to the feast by making sandwiches, cakes, table decorations, bunting and party hats.

Pupils also took part in a special homework project to celebrate the half century.

Children worked in families to write poems, create colourful posters and paintings, make signs and put their own books together.

The trip down memory lane had special significance for many members of staff who have worked at the school for more than 20 years.