Brooksbank celebrates centenary

Brooksbank School 100 year celebration show with Neil Hurst and pupils at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.
Brooksbank School 100 year celebration show with Neil Hurst and pupils at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

PUPILS past and present came together to recognise 100 years of Brooksbank School, Elland.

The school’s jazz and concert bands accompanied a range of acts at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

A celebratory atmosphere lit up the evening with family, friends and staff taking a night off to enjoy the gymnastics, ballet and even a haka.

Former pupil, Neil Hurst, star of the theatre’s pantomimes, compered the night.

Stage star Laura Noble, who left the school in 2007, performed a rousing verision of ‘Hey, Big Spender’ before her brother James wowed the crowd with his clarinet skills.

A drama opened each act telling the story of the school since 1911.