Nostalgia: Pupils welcome giant of a visitor, while class holds Victory in Europe Day street party

Here are two photographs featured in the Standard 10 years ago this week.

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In the first we see Rob and Susan Louth, of Reptile Life, introducing pupils at Ruskington’s Chestnut Street School to a giant Burmese python (and vice versa).

That week, children also got to meet lizards, a tortoise, and a selection of spiders, including tarantulas.

The second is a scene from a Victory in Europe Day street party held by Horbling Brown’s Primary School.

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It may not have been the actual VE Day, but Class Four had been learning about the Second World War and wanted to round off the topic in a fun and interesting way by re-enacting their own celebrations for the end of the war in Europe.

The children dressed in 1940s clothing and invited the rest of the school to a street party in the playground.

Pictured with the junior re-enactors is teacher Lizzie Hawes.