Re­union brings back mate­ships

Pren­zlau State School cel­e­brates 125 years

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

BROTH­ERS Leon and Barry Harm stepped back in time along with many other past stu­dents of Pren­zlau State School.

Cel­e­brat­ing 125 years of the school, the broth­ers met up with old friends from their school days at the Back to Pren­zlau event.

Leon, 74, started at the school in 1952 and Barry started in 1950.

Since the 50s, things have changed.

The broth­ers sur­veyed the school grounds, see­ing it for the first time in more than five decades.

Barry re­mem­bered walk­ing two miles with his broth­ers to get to school each day.

He said they used to pass a jer­sey bull on their way to and from school.

“If we went home that way, it would be right down in the cor­ner,” Barry said.

“But when you walked past, the bug­ger would be right at the fence try­ing to get at ya.”

Barry said he also re­called a teacher of whom he was less than fond.

“He would jump over four seats to get to you, then he would grab you around the shoul­ders and shake the s--t out of you,” Barry said.

“We would never get out to play be­cause we wouldn’t do our home­work over the week­end... so we would do it at lunch.”

Even so, the broth­ers were ea­ger to chew the fat with their old friends and check out the school.

“We have run into heaps of peo­ple,” Leon said.

“We came to meet up with a lot of peo­ple we haven’t seen for years.

“One per­son I’ve come across, I hadn’t seen for prob­a­bly 50 years or more.”

Back to Pren­zlau, themed as an old fash­ioned fete, took place on the school grounds on Satur­day.

Stu­dents from as early as the 1930s right up to those who are at­tend­ing the school gath­ered to share mem­o­ries.

Imo­gen and Tanya Sharp.

Barry and Leon Harm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.