A SCHOOL in East Renfrewshire has been highlighted at Westminster after being open for more than 100 years.

Giffnock Primary School celebrated its 120th birthday with a tea party celebration at the end of last month.

The school, which was originally based in the tower of Orchardmill Parish Church due to a lack of suitable premises in the Giffnock area as the community expanded during the early 20 century, first opened its doors to 27 pupils at 10am on November 11, 1902.

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Since moving to its own premises however, the primary school has continued to have a strong relationship with the church as part of an intergenerational project at the Old Schoolroom Museum which charts the changes in learning and development of the local community since 1900.

Visiting the school to celebrate the occasion with them, Kirsten Oswald, MP for East Renfrewshire presented the staff and pupils with an Early Day Motion which she tabled at Westminster.

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She said: “It was lovely to visit Giffnock Primary School to meet some of the pupils to present them with the Early Day Motion which I tabled at Westminster to highlight this significant local anniversary.

“I was delighted to see the beautiful tapestry artwork marking the occasion and highlighting what the community means to the children.

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“It was wonderful to learn that this was produced by the pupils and their friends at Orchardhill Parish Church, home to the excellent Old Schoolroom Museum which documents the history of the past 120 years.”