Pupils take a trip back to the fu­ture

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

St Bride’s Pri­mary pupils helped of­fi­cially open their new school build­ing with a trip down mem­ory lane.

Chil­dren from across the school and nurs­ery class en­ter­tained par­ents, teach­ers and VIP guests with a time trav­el­ling show that pro­jected four pri­mary seven pupils into the fu­ture to rem­i­nisce about their school days and the achieve­ments of their class­room peers.

St Bride’s orig­i­nally opened as a church school in 1878 and be­came St Bride’s Pri­mary in 1936.

The new school build­ing cost £8.5 mil­lion to build and fea­tures 12 class­rooms and a nurs­ery.

The build­ing in­cludes a gym/ as­sem­bly hall, din­ing room, ICT suite, spa­cious gen­eral pur­poses spa­ces and in ad­di­tion to the play­ground has a multi use games area.

De­pute chair of fi­nance and cor­po­rate re­sources, Coun­cil­lor Wal­ter Bro­gan said: “There must have been tens of thou­sands of chil­dren ed­u­cated in the old St Bride’s and gen­er­a­tions of fam­i­lies with a shared mem­ory of the school and the build­ing.

“I thought the show was a bril­liant way of pro­ject­ing us into the fu­ture to see what ex­cit­ing peo­ple and mem­o­ries this new build­ing will have a part in cre­at­ing.”

Head teacher Amanda Maguire added: “The pupils put on a fan­tas­tic show for their par­ents and our VIP guests who I am de­lighted to say in­cluded sev­eral for­mer teach­ers and head teach­ers.

“The new build­ing is a great en­vi­ron­ment for teach­ing and learn­ing, it is de­signed with the needs of a modern school very much at the fore­front and I am more than con­fi­dent that the spirit of the St Bride’s Pri­mary School com­mu­nity has car­ried over into this new set­ting and will con­tinue to be passed on through the gen­er­a­tions.”

Blast from the past Pupils Keara Wil­son Leah Mullen Sam Ruther­ford and Rory Con­way trav­elled into the fu­ture to rem­i­nisce about St Bride’s Pri­mary

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