THERE was a celebration of years gone by as a Wee County primary school marked five decades of education.

Clackmannan PS recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, inviting families past and current to an open evening earlier in October.

In what was a brilliant response from the community, many former pupils provided old photographs and artefacts with the corridors in turn lined with relics from the 1970s to the present day.

Headteacher Debra Laird said: “Celebrating the school's 50th anniversary was an occasion we all felt needed to be celebrated on a large scale.

“Our focus for learning and teaching has been A Celebration of the Decades and children researched life in the different decades.

“Experiences included learning about décor in homes, significant events, music, dance, food and of course technology and toys.”

The school was keen to showcase what the children learnt from the experience and also involved the wider community with some 250 people attending and an “overwhelming amount of feedback about how great the experience was and how thankful people were to be given this opportunity”.

The headteacher said: “We used social media to advertise the event and also asked for any old photographs and artefacts.

“We had an incredible response and the corridors were lined with photos, certificates and school reports from the 1970s to the present day.”

She added: “As headteacher, I felt very privileged to serve the school and the community on this momentous occasion.”