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IN PICTURES: Bremer Bay Primary School celebrates rich 70-year history

Harry GrigsonGreat Southern Herald
Bremer Bay Primary School celebrated their 70-year anniversary on Saturday.
Camera IconBremer Bay Primary School celebrated their 70-year anniversary on Saturday. Credit: Facebook

Former Bremer Bay Primary School students from near and far gathered at the school’s grounds on Saturday to commemorate its 70th anniversary.

The school’s journey began in 1953 with just eight students and a teacher conducting classes under the telegraph station’s veranda.

For almost a decade, this undercover area would serve as their “classroom” until the first official classroom was built in the early 1960s, establishing the school’s current location.

Attendees enjoyed music and market stalls throughout the day, while memorabilia highlighting the school’s rich history were on display.

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St John’s volunteers took charge of a sausage sizzle, adding a savoury touch to the event, and children experienced the excitement of both the bungee trampoline and the chocolate wheel raffle.

The school also organised a Remembrance Day commemoration ceremony, before the current senior class performed a dance routine they have been rehearsing over the past semester.

St John's Deb Wahlstrom.
Camera IconSt John's Deb Wahlstrom. Credit: Facebook
Attendees enjoyed festivites and purchasing memorabilia.
Camera IconAttendees enjoyed festivites and purchasing memorabilia. Credit: Facebook
Tanya Buckenara played music throughout the day.
Camera IconTanya Buckenara played music throughout the day. Credit: Facebook
The event held a Remembrance Day ceremony.
Camera IconThe event held a Remembrance Day ceremony. Credit: Facebook
Bremer Bay Primary School senior class performing a dance rotuine.
Camera IconBremer Bay Primary School senior class performing a dance rotuine. Credit: Facebook
Abby Herzog, Veronica Thomas, Mel Summers, Kristie McKenzie and Annie Newton.
Camera IconAbby Herzog, Veronica Thomas, Mel Summers, Kristie McKenzie and Annie Newton. Credit: Facebook
Alice Reddington with Loren Rowe and Ocea Morrison, 3.
Camera IconAlice Reddington with Loren Rowe and Ocea Morrison, 3. Credit: Facebook
Patrick and Tanya Buckenara.
Camera IconPatrick and Tanya Buckenara. Credit: Facebook
Jess Brown, Anita Martin and Charlotte Court.
Camera IconJess Brown, Anita Martin and Charlotte Court. Credit: Facebook
Charlene O'Brien.
Camera IconCharlene O'Brien. Credit: Facebook
St John's Jerramungup Lynn Paini.
Camera IconSt John's Jerramungup Lynn Paini. Credit: Facebook
Braden and Todd Retallack and Leo, 10 months, and Brett Crabtree.
Camera IconBraden and Todd Retallack and Leo, 10 months, and Brett Crabtree. Credit: Facebook

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