A CATHOLIC school in Falmouth celebrated 50 years since it moved from its original site in Killigrew Street today with a special mass.

St Mary's School in Mongleath Road was originally based in St Mary's church hall but relocated to the current site on Mongleath Road in 1967.

Jacqui Scarborough, the current headteacher of St Mary's, said: "I have such fond memories of St Mary’s School as a pupil, especially moving from the old school into the brand new school here on Mongleath Road.

"Before moving, the whole school was taught in a space smaller than the new hall on the Mongleath site."

On the November 22 the school welcomed former staff to their whole school mass to join in the celebrations, with current pupils giving them a tour of the new school grounds.

Mrs Scarborough said that many were "amazed to see how the building had changed from five classes to seven classes", as well as the accompanying offices and break off rooms.

The school intends to mark the 50th year anniversary with further celebrations with former staff and pupils in the spring and summer terms respectively.