Some of the best stories in Bracknell from 2000
This week, we take a look at some of the top Bracknell News headlines at the turn of the millennium.
Excited students at Great Hollands Junior School in Wordsworth welcomed their new principal to town in 2000.
Paula Montie was a vice-principal at a school in London and told Bracknell News that she “absolutely loved it” in her new role and that Bracknell “had such a great vibe”.
That same year, Bracknell firefighters organized a car wash to raise £ 1,500 for four-year-old Lauren Hawkins.
Lauren was autistic and her family and friends hoped to place her in a special school.
A total of £ 200 was also raised for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue charity fund.
In other news, nearly 300 people gathered at the Cantley House hotel in Wokingham to attend a fashion show which raised £ 2,000 for nurses in Macmillan, while the annual fashion show of Macmillan Wokingham Lions Ladies at Holt School also raised over £ 1,000 for Action Against Breast. Cancer.
Library assistants at Ascot Heath and Binfield libraries dressed in Victorian clothing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of library service.
The costumes were in the style of those that would have been worn in the days of the very first libraries.
Moving portrayals of Easter history were given by students at Our Lady’s Primary School in Crowthorne, in preparation for a great Millennium Show involving all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Portsmouth.
All of the students wrote their own scripts as part of the literary program, and sang and performed under the direction of the school’s music director, David Oldfield.
Finally, dozens of teenagers from schools in South East Berkshire entered a nationwide competition to nominate the British startup of the year 2000.
The students, aged 15 to 19, represented the top six companies in the South East of the Berkshire Young Enterprise.
The Honeywell Cup was presented to the students of the Marist school, while the students of the Ranelagh school were named finalists.