School’s century celebration

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CRIB Point is celebrating the 100th birthday of the original school building with a free Family Fun Day, 10am-2pm, Sunday 16 October.

Former teachers of the Park Rd school will be returning to reminisce and catch up with each other and past students.

Construction began on the first purpose-built school in Crib Point in 1915 and classes ran 1916-84 when it moved to Milne St.

The building was saved from demolition in 1985 by the then Flinders Federal MP Peter Reith and then State MP Robin Cooper. It is now the home of the Crib Point Community House, and the building continues to reflect the old days of school life.

Local groups will be joining in the fun of the family day with attractions including a jumping castle, animal farm, fairy floss, slushies, popcorn, sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas as well as a photo booth with a school theme.

The school’s Then & Now group will have photos on display, so former pupils can check out their old school photos.

Old fashioned games, such as hop scotch, elastics, snakes ‘n ladders, pick up sticks, knuckles, and marbles, will add to the fun.

Co-ordinator Mary Budd urges former pupils to “let your friends and family know, especially if they went to Crib Point Primary School before to 1984”.

Details: Crib Point Community House 5983 9888 or visit: cpch.org.au

First published in the Western Port News – 27 September 2016

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