Village school is nifty at fifty

Fintry Primary School 50th Anniversary 1961 to 2011.'P3 and P4 pupils dress in Sixties gear.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 22nd sept 2011.
Fintry Primary School 50th Anniversary 1961 to 2011.'P3 and P4 pupils dress in Sixties gear.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 22nd sept 2011.

FINTRY Primary pupils took a trip down memory lane last week when the school celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Children, staff and parents invited residents to share the special community occasion with them last Thursday.

Pupils put on a show called The 50 Show, a take-off of the BBC’s The One Show during which they told everyone about important events at the school during the past 50 years since the building opened in 1961.

The audience was taken through the decades as the children sang songs from the 1960s to modern day classics.

Classrooms were also transformed into different time periods such as Victorian, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s with the children in costumes of those eras as well.

Everyone started preparing for this big event at the beginning of term and the headteacher Yvonne Gibb was delighted with the results on the day.

She said: “It’s been great to see how much the children have learned and enjoyed taking part in this special day for the whole village.

“Each class did a topic on people in the past and learnt about a specific period in time and the children seemed to have plenty of fun along the way.

“We’ve gone on trips to many places such as Callander Toy Museum to see how different things were in all the various decades we covered. Seeing the wind-up and wooden toys had a real effect on the kids as did a re-enactment of Victorian schooling and how strict the teachers were.

“It was also nice for everyone to sit down and talk with people over a cup of tea and coffee and some cake.”