Retro: Sacred Heart Golden Jubilee 2013

A school marked half a century in its building with a celebration mass and a very special guest ten years ago.

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

At the time, headteacher 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 in1901 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 took place at Sacred Heart in the months after the celebration mass.

Some of the events included a1960s style cafe, complete with Beatles’ hits playing in the background, for parents and grandparents on two afternoons in February, a school fun day, a golden jubilee photo session and a social event for parents organised by the Parent Council.

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