Grangemouth school marks 50th anniversary

A school marked 50 years in its building with a celebration mass and a very a special guest.

Grangemouth’s Sacred Heart Primary School welcomed Bishop Stephen Robson from the archdiocese of St Andrews, who joined local parish priest Canon Leo Glancy to address staff and youngsters on the special occasion.

Bishop Stephen Robson joined in the school's celebrations

Bishop Stephen Robson joined in the school's celebrations

Head teacher Mary McCreery said: “Our guests said the mass while the children did readings and prayers. It was a great day.”

Officially opened on October 22, 1963, in Bowhouse Road, the school was originally founded in 1901 in Kerse Road, before staff and pupils moved to the new premises in August 1963.

The mass signalled the start of the school’s special year and a whole host of events will be taking place at Sacred Heart over the coming weeks and months.

Some of the events planned for the coming school year include a 1960s style cafe, complete with Beatles’ hits playing in the background, for parents and grandparents on two afternoons in February, a school fun day on May 30, a golden jubilee photo session and a social event for parents organised by the Parent Council.

The school is also planning production of a Memories of Sacred Heart School display and is looking for people to come forward with their recollections of the school and old photographs if they have them.

Call (01324) 508730 or e-mail sacredheartprimaryschool@falkirk.gov.uk

for more information.