The head of Vernham Dean Gillum's School invited local VIPs to come to a garden party at the school, to celebrate Project Britain.
"The children have been learning about the history of the country, and in the classrooms were displays commemorating important events in the nation's history, together with maps of important sites and biographys of key people, such as Winston Churchill." People were asked to dress up for the event, and the newly elected Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Zilliah Brooks, came in her mayoral cloths. The Archdeacon of Winchester, Michael Harley was also there, with the Executive Member for Children's Services at Hampshire County Council, Councillor Roy Perry. Local Resident Baroness Symons supported the event, along with the local MP, who arrived with a top hat, and the wand which he was presented with when he was Comptroller of the Royal Household.
The School Choir sang a song, and then tea was served. The Reverend David Keighley said a short prayer and the Head, Martin Lambert described the work that the children had been doing in the School.