See photos from 130th anniversary celebrations at Wellington Point State School

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Wellington Point State School students Thor Donnachie, Mitch Gilder, Mabel Blackmore, Audrey Blackmore and Jordi Gilder. Photo: Supplied

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Wellington Point State School students Thor Donnachie, Mitch Gilder, Mabel Blackmore, Audrey Blackmore and Jordi Gilder. Photo: Supplied

WHEN Wellington Point State School first opened its doors 130 years ago, slate boards and chalk were some of the few educational tools available.

While yesteryear’s classroom items have now been replaced with pens, paper and digital technologies, principal Margaret Lane said the basics of teaching remained the same – linking the school to the Redlands’ community has continued to be important to students’ education. 

“It was a farming community and the school is still very much the hub of the community,” she said.

While children celebrated their school’s 130-year anniversary last week with a party, more fun is planned.

P&C president Lisa Blackmore said guests could enjoy live entertainment, a bucking bull ride, saloon bar, baby animal farm and more at the school’s bush dance on Saturday, May 27, between 4pm and 8pm.

“This family event is open to the public and we would love to see many new faces,” she said. 

Tickets to event, on at the school’s hall, are $10 per adult, $5 per child and free for kids under two. 

For more, visit wellpoinss.eq.edu.au.

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