125 rea­sons to cel­e­brate

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Buck­land School is gear­ing up for its 125th an­niver­sary this month, and it’s set to be one of the school’s big­gest cel­e­bra­tions yet. The school was orig­i­nally opened in 1892, and was used for so­cial func­tions and church ser­vices, and be­came the heart of the com­mu­nity.

Those were the days when many stu­dents rode their horses to school, and chil­dren learnt to write on slates.Or­gan­iser of the event, Jen Perry, said it would be a great cel­e­bra­tion.

‘‘I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing the his­tor­i­cal dis­play, I think that will be re­ally in­ter­est­ing, and be­ing able to see the kids re­act to the old fash­ioned school stuff.

‘‘We’re hop­ing it’s go­ing to be a chance for past stu­dents to get to­gether and meet up again and have a catch up.’’

The an­niver­sary will be held on March 17, and all past and present stu­dents are in­vited to at­tend, and take part in ac­tiv­i­ties that re­flect the last 125 years, view the school and check out the his­tor­i­cal dis­play. At 3pm there will be a shared af­ter­noon tea, short speeches and the cut­ting of the an­niver­sary cake, be­fore fam­i­lies can cool off in the school pool. Perry said the school would love to spread the word as much as pos­si­ble about the cel­e­bra­tion. ’’If peo­ple can spread the word that would be awe­some.’’ The school en­cour­ages any­one who is in­ter­ested to com­plete the form on the school’s web­site to in­di­cate what time the will be at­tend­ing

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jan Butcher on 09 236 9722.

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