Nifty 50 for Killearn Primary

KILLEARN Primary School is going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of moving to its present site in the village and 10 years of the new building with a special concert in June.

There has been a school in Killearn since 1875 – the ‘Old Nursery School’ just off Main Street.

In May 1962, the school moved to the present site, to a new, modern, purpose built, but very soon too small, building.

Soon a motley selection of huts and mobile buildings appeared to house the ever expanding numbers of children in the village.

Finally, after many years of waiting and lobbying by parents, the present refurbished and expanded school opened in 2002.

Pat MacCowan, headteacher, said: “To celebrate these momentous landmarks in the school’s history, we are planning to present a concert, reflecting the years since the move.

“Dig out your old hippie gear, Beatle cuts, Dallas shoulder pads etc and join us at 9.45am or 1.45pm on Friday, June 15.

“We hope to have an exhibition of photographs on display and an opportunity for former pupils and staff to look at the old registers, log books and other memorabilia and relive their memories, good or otherwise, of their time at Killearn Primary School.

“Primary 2/1 have also been working with Bill MacLeod on the media project involving some of our past pupils and we hope to be able to share some of this work with you too.”

“Visitors will also get a chance to see round the school and view the work being done by today’s pupils on the theme of ‘The Olympic Games’.

“Contact the school on 01360 550430 to book your seat at the concert, please also spread the word to any other former pupils or staff.

“We look forward to you joining us to help mark this special occasion.”