Staff and students travelled back through time to experience what their school would have been like when it first opened its doors in 1964.
Ashfield School is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and last Friday’s 60s day was one of a number of special celebrations being held to mark the occasion.
People came dressed in 60s clothing and lessons across the faculties were delivered from that era to give students an insight into how education has changed over the last five decades.
Etiquette from the time was also introduced into the classrooms meaning students had to stand up each time an adult entered the room.
A school spokesman said: “Songs from the era could also be heard playing in the background, and at times it really did feel like the hands of time had been turned back!
“Everyone got involved and the atmosphere around the school was absolutely electric.”
As part of its 50th celebrations the entire school community has already posed for an aerial photo and a celebratory summer fair is being held on Saturday 12th July.
From 10am until 3pm the school will be open for tours and sample lessons from today, plus there will be a memorabilia room, a student craft market, cream teas, and lots of fun activities.
There will also be the chance to meet up with old school friends and teachers.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
On the evening of 12th July, there will be a Celebration Concert in the school hall from 7.30pm.
l Admission is by ticket only, available from the school on Mansfield 455000.