Mablethorpe lad is the sixth generation of his family to attend the same school

Mackenzie Wigley, 11, was the 6th generation of his family to attend the local school in Mablethorpe.
Mackenzie Wigley, 11, was the 6th generation of his family to attend the local school in Mablethorpe.

A Mablethorpe schoolboy has become a rare breed after being the sixth generation of his family to attend the same primary school in town.

Mackenzie Wigley,11, officially left Mablethorpe Primary Academy last week, following in the footsteps of many of his family members before him.

Proud mum, Leanne Wigley takes us back through time to outline her big family connection with Mablethorpe.

She explained: “It’s really amazing to have six generations of the same family having attended the same school in the same town.

“Mackenzie left Mablethorpe Primary on Thurday to make him the sixth generation and we are so proud of him.

“My daughter also currently attends the school as-well.

“I attended the school, alongside my sisters Kelly and Chelsea and my brother Mitchell.

“My mum Keran Brant then went to the school, and it was then the turn of my grandma, June Middleton and my great-grandma, Wynne Larder (Larder being the main family name).

“The family links with the school then all ends with Wynne’s father, Frederick Larder who was the local warden during the war as well as the friendly town postman and gas lamp lighter as well.”

Ms Wigley adds that Mablethorpe has always been the home of her family.

“Mablethorpe is home to us and is such a big part of our lives,” she said.

“I have a very big family and we have all lived in Wellington Road at some point or another.

“Mackenzie thinks it’s really cool to know he is part of a legacy of his previous family members all going to the same school.

“Plus his great-grandma installs it into him and has explained that he is part of quite the rare breed.”

The school also has a plaque on the wall listing the names of previous students who have attended the school during the war time and Larder family name is up on the wall.

“It’s really nice to see our main family name on a plaque up at the school,” Ms Wigley said.

“To see that our family will always have a connection with the school is lovely.

“Other generations to come from all across the town will also be able to see it. “

Mackenzie is now getting ready to attend secondary school in September and will be heading off to John Spendluffe in Alford.

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