A primary school celebrated 50 years of educating children. 

Masefield Primary School in Little Lever celebrated its milestone by looking to the future by burying a time capsule in the grounds.

Debbie Graham, a teaching assistant at the school who was a pupil when it was first built in 1973 spoke about her memories.

Jodie Tyrer, Lead for Years One to Three, said: “ Masefield is turning 50 and children wanted to celebrate and have something to remember for a long time. 

The Bolton News: Pupils and staff celebrating 50 yearsPupils and staff celebrating 50 years (Image: Masefield Primary School)

"Each class has explored photographs from the last 50 years, which includes old registers and old pictures. 

"Children have used their historic inquiry skills to explore the history of the school. 

"Year Six teaching assistant Debbie  was one of the first children to come when the school opened 50 years ago." 

Debbie went around the school to talk to pupils about what it was like 50 years ago. 

The Bolton News: An old picture of the schoolAn old picture of the school (Image: Masefield Primary School)

Jodie said: "She made a PowerPoint and spoke to children, looking at how it has changed. It has got bigger, interiors have changed. 

"The children wanted to mark the day, and when we asked them what they wanted to do, they decided to bury a time capsule in our forest school area. 

"Each class has done portraits, there are pieces of uniform. There is a USB with the school song on it and videos of our children performing." 

Pupils said they "really enjoyed seeing how Masefield has changed over the years".

The Bolton News: Children digging and planting a time capsule in the groundChildren digging and planting a time capsule in the ground (Image: Masefield Primary School)

One  said: "I will remember today forever because the whole school came together to create a 50 picture on the playground."