Pupils take a trip back to the future
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