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Centenary Project


 100 Years of School! 


In 2012 St Bede celebrated 100 years since it first opened its doors as Danemark Elementary School. We were fortunate to receive funnding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake a project to research and celebrate this centenary.


Aspects of the celebratory project included:

·         Centenary procession – click on the article below the photographs

·         Full arrangement and recording of the school song We are the Children of St. Bede

·         Cathedral Service of Thanksgiving, Celebration and Remembrance

·         An oral history project gathering memories of past pupils and staff

·         Collection of photographs

·         Exhibition

·         Workshops for children

·         Visits to Hampshire Record Office to explore archive records about the school.


A wonderful book 'Celebrating 100 years. Danemark to St Bede 1912 - 2012.' was written as part of this project and is available from the school office. Do contact us if you would like a copy of the  book.


School staff in 1992
Danemark Girls in 1954
Fun and Games at Sports Day, 1989
Yonge House Rounders Team, Danemark School,
Class Photo Showing the Old Style Sweatshirt
Class 3A in about 1956
Hat Fair Celebrations in 1988
5th Form, 1956
Viking Day in 2004
A Y1 classroom in 1970
Dinner ladies in 1975
The Netball Team in 1974-75
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