Tup­pal School re­u­nion

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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.

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