Staff and pupils at Pearl Hyde Community Primary School in Dorchester Way celebrated the milestone by descending onto the school playground to spell out ‘Pearl Hyde 40’.
It was given a lift by Clements Equipment Hire which provided use of a cherry picker throughout the event.
Faye Short, a member of the school’s admin team, was taken up to the top to capture the moment and provide both children, their family and staff with an aerial photograph.
Paul Dixon, Works Manager at Clements, said: “We were glad to be able to help Pearl Hyde School mark its 40th anniversary. All of the schoolchildren were really excited to see the cherry picker arrive and even chanted for it to go higher.
“It’s nice that the children will now be able to have a lasting memory of the occasion and we are pleased to see the aerial photo was a success.”
A spokesperson for the school added: “After the photograph had been taken we marked the occasion with some fun bubble blowing and it was a delightful sight to see 315 children creating a cloud of bubbles on our school field.
“Thanks must go to Clements Equipment Hire for being so accommodating on the day along with huge thanks to Faye Short, one of the admin team, who bravely volunteered to take the aerial photographs for us.
“The biggest thanks though goes to the wonderful children of our school; it really was a truly memorable occasion for all of us.”