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Little school gets set to celebrate big birthday!

Tattygar Primary school Principal, Joanne McCaffrey

TATTYGAR Primary School, Lisbellaw turns 90 this September and staff and management are hoping to see as many past pupils as possible come back to their old school for an evening of celebration and reminiscing.
Preparations are under way to mark the milestone anniversary with a party at the school on Friday, 28th September.
Current Tattygar students and staff will host past pupils and their families and some of the teachers who, over the past nine decades guided Tattygar children under the motto “Learning, fun and friendship since 1928.”
The evening will consist of photographic displays and written memories from former pupils, some entertainment by pupils past and present, light refreshments and plenty of memory-sharing and catching up with old friends.
For now, organisers are putting a call-out to anyone who attended Tattygar in the past 90 years to come along to the party on 28th September.
If anyone has anything – a happy memory, an interesting story that sums up a particular period in the school’s or the local history, a photograph or scrapbook cutting – that will strike a chord with their peers and today’s students to get in touch with the school as they put together a collective history.
“Tattygar Primary has always had the reputation as a friendly, open and fun learning environment and we hope the 90th anniversary party we are planning will be another extension of that ethos by putting out a warm ‘welcome back’ to everyone who ever had the pleasure of walking through its doors,” Principal, Joanne McCaffrey said.
“We see it every day, children being walked into school by grandparents and parents who were once pupils at the school themselves, ” Mrs McCaffrey added, “and we will see it again when we welcome all the new primary one children in September – the 90th new school term!”
Organisers are hoping that people will spread the word about the 90th anniversary celebration to Tattygar allumni across the globe and wish that everyone who has fond memories of their early years in the Lisbellaw school will come along on the night to remember good times as well as  reuniting with old freinds.
“After all,” Mrs McCaffrey said, “you never know who you will meet.”
If you have something to share about your time at Tattygar Primary School, get in touch with the school on Tel./Fax 028 66 387674 or email photos, memories etc. to: or visit our facebook page @tattygarturns90.

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