Pupils at a Ramsbottom school have been celebrating the extensive history of their school after 150 years of being open.

St Andrew’s CE Primary School opened in 1872, and over the past two weeks, the school’s pupils have travelled back through time to understand what life was like in the 19th century.

Head teacher Damian Marsh said "It is so important that we remember our school's history and the people who have made the school what it is.

“We have had a lovely celebration for the whole school community and the children have had a great time on this very special historic occasion."

As part of the anniversary, the school held a big family picnic, a musical evening for parents, a Victorian day, and a church exhibition.

The exhibition contained artefacts, photos, newspaper cuttings and pieces of history for the pupils to see and explore.

Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton, also visited the festivities, taking part in the 150th-anniversary church service, before touring the school to answer the eager questions of pupils.

Before leaving, Bishop Mark thanked the staff for their hard work and praised the school and the pupils he visited.