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PICTURES: Celebrations mark 80 years for Inverness primary

By Erin Miller

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St Joseph's RC Primary School enjoy their celebrations.
St Joseph's RC Primary School enjoy their celebrations.

St Joseph’s RC Primary School marked its 80th anniversary with a week of celebrations for pupils, staff and the community.

Activities included a special mass, a ‘drum fun opening ceremony’, treats from an ice cream van, a banquet and dance workshop.

There was a series of visits from former pupils and ex teachers who shared stories of what the school was like before.

Old pictures, newspaper clippings and other momentos were displayed around the Inverness school.

Joint acting head and depute headteacher Carolyn Brown said: “It is important for us to celebrate this occasion and for us to look at the past and see where we have come from and where we are today.

“It gives the children that strong feeling of St Joseph’s, of who we were and of who we are now.

“Reflecting on the past is something that we do in the curriculum, looking historically back as part of their learning anyway.

“It is the whole timeline of it, we look at timelines of the past often and they should know the timeline of the school that they come to every single day and look at the tree of headship and tree of teachers all the way down.”

Hester Mcmillan also acting head and depute headteacher said the special mass at St Mary’s Church was a big occasion.

“The whole church was absolutely full with our family – and we do call ourselves a family – because families care about each other and we push each other to be the best we can be.”

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