Over a hundred former pupils and staff went back to school on Friday 22nd October 2004 to celebrate the 150th birthday of Badsey School. Former pupils aged from 14 to 94 gathered in the School Hall for a tea party. The Year 5 children of today’s Badsey First School sang to the assembled gathering and then acted as waiters and waitresses to hand out birthday cake. The cake was made by Mrs Sue Evans, a parent of children at the school.
Four former pupils, all now in their nineties and who started at Badsey Council School during the First World War, helped to cut the cake and blow out the candles. Fred Roberts, Fred Mason, Jim Brailsford and Deric Anderson were assisted by Headteacher, Mrs Elizabeth Spencer, and the youngest pupil in the school. Fred Mason and Jim Brailsford both started their schooling at Badsey in 1915; Fred Roberts and Deric Anderson started in 1918.
As one former pupil said, who travelled from Somerset for the occasion, "I wouldn’t have missed this for the world. When are you going to hold the next one?" Perhaps in 150 years’ time?! Who knows what Badsey will be like in 2154 and what the educational provision will be then.