Grenfell Public School celebrate 150 years of education

SESQUICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Grenfell Public School teacher and mural designer Francesca Nolan cuts the official time capsule internment ribbon.
SESQUICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Grenfell Public School teacher and mural designer Francesca Nolan cuts the official time capsule internment ribbon.

Students and staff at Grenfell Public School held their official sesquicentenary celebrations last Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14 in great style.

Youngest student Claire Brenner with eldest returning student Dot Lamkin during the time capsule internment.

Youngest student Claire Brenner with eldest returning student Dot Lamkin during the time capsule internment.

The festivities began on Friday with the school fete where there was an array of fun activities on offer such as the Lion’s jumping castle, fortune tellers, BBQ, Zippo Zappo the clown, children’s activities, stalls, the ever popular chocolate wheel plus loads more.

On Saturday the school was open to the public and offered a number of events including: A Facebook photo booth, open classrooms, helium balloons, memorabilia display as well as a  time capsule internment that was performed by principal Andrew Hooper and staff member John Gorman who were assisted by the youngest student Claire Brenner and the eldest returning student Dot Lamkin. The time capsule was filled with letters from the students, written to their future selves and future students that will be opened in fifty years time.

There was the unveiling of the new ‘Peta Moffitt Secret Garden’ sign in memory of former teacher Mrs P Moffitt, performances from the school choir, marimba band and circus arts group.

There were old-fashioned games played on the oval, damper cooking demonstrations and circus arts workshops with old school plays and videos running on a large screen in the hall all topped off by a special dinner that evening at the Country Club. 

Please see page 6 of today’s Record for more photos.