Stu­dents look to the past for in­spi­ra­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning -

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.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

For­mer stu­dents Ray Owen and Natalie Eas­ther with East Vic­to­ria Park Pri­mary School stu­dent Poppy Lindsell.

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