Students look to the past for inspiration
EAST Victoria Park Primary School has been 100 years in the making.
As part of its centenary year celebrations, past students have been invited back to the school to be interviewed by current students.
Brother and sister Ray Owen and Natalie Easther, who attended the school in the 1930s and ’40s, were two of the past students to return.
Mr Owen said he had fond memories of the school and looking back, he remembered good teachers and good friends.
Mrs Easther attended school during the war and said she remembered having to take part in air raid drills and digging trenches. “It was a worrying time,” she said. But both said it was a good school, and came back last week to be interviewed by the students and share their stories.
Information communication technology teacher Karen Rundle said the past students had a mountain of knowledge and memories to share.
Former students Ray Owen and Natalie Easther with East Victoria Park Primary School student Poppy Lindsell.