ABERCHIRDER Primary celebrated its 50th birthday with a look at the school’s history and a weekend of activities.
Events to mark the school’s opening, on March 14 1968, included Aberchirder’s Got Talent on Thursday evening, with a show in the morning for the school community, and on Saturday, an afternoon tea, raffle and exhibition on the school’s history.
Former pupils and staff were asked for pictures and other memorabilia for the exhibition, which was open to the public.
Head teacher Lisa Campbell said: "Each class has taken on a decade since the school has been open and they’ve researched that time period in general relation to the local area, so when the people walked around the classes they were able to see the photos."
P7 pupils Ruby Barrie (11) said: "We have been researching what the school has been like since the 1960s, its been really exciting and fun."
One of the contributors to the school’s celebrations was Karen Scott. She was one of the first pupils in the new school and she is still part of the school community as a pupil support assistant. She said: "I loved my time here when I was a pupil. I have been working here for 18 years now so I am now part of the furniture."
As part of the celebrations pupils were invited to design a tartan for Loganair after parent Zandra Stewart spotted the airline’s competition asking for designs.
The pupils put forward their drawings and Loganair chose P3 pupil Luke Reglinski’s design, which they have now entered into the official tartan registry and which will be incorporated into the school uniform.
In the talent show, the whole school sung Flower of Scotland and P5/6 pupil Travis Gordon (10) played it on the bagpipes, accompanied by teacher Neil Beaton.
Former pupil Adele Henderson also wrote a song for the anniversary.