Tuppal School reunion
A reunion dinner and ceremonial tree planting are planned for this Saturday as part of the Tuppal School 60 year reunion.
The Tuppal School was opened on September 9 1958 and closed on December 23 1971.
It was the education hub for children in that area.
Tuppal School alumni Mick Jacob attended the school from 1958 until 1960 and says he was one of the first to walk through the gate when it opened.
He said this weekend’s celebration aimed to ensure history of the school was not forgotten and to give former students an opportunity to remember the ‘‘old days at school’’.
‘‘The school was a hub of activity with multiple farms in the area and lots of kids; a good school to attend.
‘‘A few were from Blighty School. In 1956 there was a problem with Box Creek and there was no bridge, so kids had to row across to get to school.
‘‘We’re planting a gum tree next to the sign we had installed on the 50th anniversary,’’ Mr Jacob said.
The tree will be planted at 3pm on Saturday at the old school site near Pyles and Tocumwal Rds.
The reunion dinner will be held at the Country Club Hotel.
For further information contact Mr Jacob on 5881 1761.