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VIDEO: Knaresborough school celebrates 400th year with aerial photo

VIDEO: Knaresborough school celebrates 400th year with aerial photo

Published at 12:56pm 20th September 2016. (Updated at 3:41pm 20th September 2016)

King James's School in Knaresborough is celebrating its 400th year with a special commemorative photograph taken from the skies.

All 1700 pupils and around 200 staff stood on the school fields in the formation of a '400' for an aerial photograph.

The design of the '400' was the responsibility of the students in the Maths department, who undertook the task as part of their enrichment week.

The school was founded in 1616 by Dr Robert Chaloner from Goldsborough and was granted its Charter by King James I.

The school still has the original 400-year-old Charter document with wax seal pressed by the hand of King James I himself.

Stray FM spoke to Headteacher Carl Sugden about the 400th year celebrations:

 

Other anniversary events throughout the year have included concerts, exhibitions, tours for alumni and the presentation of a blue plaque by Knaresborough Civic Society to commemorate the founding of the school.