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Local community invited to be part of school’s 150th birthday celebrations
To mark the 150th anniversary of Skene Square School, in the Rosemount area of Aberdeen, pupils and staff would like to invite anyone that has a connection to the school to get in touch.
Events to mark the school's special birthday include 'Sharing the Memories' afternoon on Friday 10 May which the school hopes will see volunteers from this appeal to meet with pupils for a question answer session about how the school and local area have changed over the years.
A 'Victorian Day' on Friday 21 June will see pupils encouraged to dress up in 19th century clothing and experience what it was like to go to school in Victorian times.
Adele Clark, class teacher and coordinator of the 150th anniversary celebrations, said: "We have lots of exciting events planned throughout this year and we are really keen for the local community to get involved as much as possible."
Eileen Jessamine, headteacher of Skene Square School, said: "Becoming headteacher, in what is a special year for the school is very exciting. The school has a very important role to play in Rosemount so we are keen for the local community to get involved in the celebrations of what is going to be wonderful year for the school."
P7 pupil Kyle Davidson  said: "To help us celebrate our 150th anniversary of Skene Square Primary School we would like any ex pupils or staff who would like to recall and share their memories of their time at the school to contact us."
Fellow P7 pupil Helena Nicholls  added: "We are also looking for information and old photographs from people who have lived in the local area to help us with our research."
Established in 1863 to serve the growing community of Rosemount no photographs of the original school have been found but a map of Aberdeen from 1867 shows 'Brown's School (Endowed)' on, or near, the site of the present school. Little is known about Dr John Brown except that he gave up part of his garden so the school could be built.
Anyone interested in sharing their memories of the school should contact Skene Square School by telephone on (01224) 630493 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org