IT wasn't your usual end of term celebrations at one Hereford school this year.

Staff and pupils at St Martin’s Primary marked the school's 75th anniversary by holding a street party to mirror the one that had taken place 25 years previously to mark its 50th birthday.

The day began with pupils enjoying themselves on a bouncy castle before parents and friends arrived for the big party.

After a morning of outdoor play, there was a refreshing break with a visit from an ice cream van, before the school then held its first ever inter-house relay races and  the festivities continued with the cutting of a birthday cake that had been made and decorated by pupils.

Celebrations concluded with a balloon release and a huge rendition of Happy Birthday.

Speaking about this landmark event, Vickie Walker, head teacher at St Martin’s, said: "We have had a great year celebrating our 75th birthday and the street party was the perfect end to a special school year.

"To mark the occasion, we have presented all the children with a commemorative mug as a keepsake and we hope these will always remind them of happy times at our school.

"On behalf of everyone here at St Martin’s I would like to thank the parents, grandparents and children for making the street party such a huge success, while I’d also like to thank our fundraising committee for all their hard work and helping supply the ice-cream van and the balloons - without their efforts we would not have had such a great event.

"However, we’ve already warned them that we’re all looking forward to our next reason for a celebration!"