Call for ex-Penninghame pupils to map whereabouts

Penninghame Primary School is inviting ex-pupils to get involved in celebrating its 50being in its current building since 1965.

The school is asking previous pupils to send a postcard to the school office saying where they live now and what they are doing. The idea is to build up a map of where Penninghame pupils have ended up after leaving the school.

The school is also looking for any old school photos, uniforms or memorabilia which can be included in a special exhibition being prepared by the children at the school. The school will be hosting a special coffee morning at the school on Friday 8th May from 9am until 10am during which these items can be brought in, and any other information passed on (all items to be eventually returned).

A group of pupils who will be helping to run the coffee morning will be looking forward to hearing peoples’ stories about how life at Penninghame Primary used to be. Local people are welcome to pop into the school during this time.

The school is organising a series of special 50th anniversary events in the coming months. These will include a PopUK concert on the evening of 21st May in which all the current school pupils as well as a few special guests will perform, held at the Douglas Ewart High School.

There will be a special anniversary vintage tent at the school fete on 6th June in which afternoon teas will be served and the “50 years of Penninghame Primary” exhibition prepared by the children will be on display.

There will also be a fundraising disco at the Douglas Ewart on 20th June. For more on the celebrations, contact the school office on 01671 402 386 or visit the Facebook page (“Penninghame School 50th Anniversary”).