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Olderfleet Primary School, Larne, Co. Antrim

1977 - 1978

We started the New Year in school with a new teacher – Mrs Carig – who took over P.6

P 4 – 7 collected £155 for the N.S.P.C.C.

John Rainey won a bronze medal in the Road Race.

The photographer came to school in November.

Exterior of school painted.

Christmas 1977

P.A.C.E. Christmas Card Design

  1. Moya Thomas
  2. Grace Orbinson

Overall Winner – Moya

P.7 presented “This Is Your Life, Joseph,” in Gardenmore Church on Sunday 18th December, at morning service. John Rainey was the presenter and Andrew McConnell was Joseph the Carpenter.

Ulster School Swimming Championship

Stephanie Maguire won a third place pennant in the Breast Stroke event.

A design competition for the front of the P.A. scrap book was won by Stephen Liddle and John Rainey. The runners-up are shown here. (old school – A. McConnell, new school – E, Morris)

On March 1st Mrs Calverley joined us as school secretary.

Mrs Craig and her class took their play to the Drama Festival and won the Antrim Cup. On 22nd March they went to visit the McNeill Hall Playgroup.

Royal Air Force

Diamond Jubilee Visit 7.4.78

April 19th

P4, 5 and 6 went to Larne Technical College for a performance by the Lambert Puppets.

Primary Schools Swimming Gala

9 May 1978

Medal Winners :-

Stephanie Maguire, Tracey Davidson, David McConnell, Ellis Martin, Andrew McDuff

East Antrim 5-a-side small schools

Runners-up shield – Olderfleet P.S.

Team : John Rainey, Erskine Morris, Iain Ross, Glenn Martin, Ellis Martin, Andrew McDuff

Blue Circle Cup

Inver Park Thursday 4th May 1978

Runners- Up Shield – Olderfleet P.S.

Team : Glenn Martin, Andrew McConnell, Robert Leitch, David McConnell, Erskine Morris, Ellis Martin, Iain Ross, James Tennant, John Rainey (Capt), Andrew McDuff, John Mills, Gavin Wright (Res.)

A.S.A. Bronze Medal : Leslie McClure

A.S.A. Silver Medal – Ruth Kelly, Elizabeth Vaughan

May 1978 : Tower Pool

Mrs Andrews started off Hockey Coaching this year. P.7 girls took part in the Hockey Tournament held in Sandy Bay on May 16th.

Mr Gilpin, Mr Haskins and Mr. McAdoo visited our school in connection with the R.E. programme.

In May, the contractors moved in to build our new kitchen.

Sports Day 13 June 1978

A sunny day!

The Cup winners:-

Sarah Rainey, Adrian McCourt, Paula Mills, Gary Lough, Diane Martin, Andrew McDuff

Chief Guest :- Mrs J. McCarlie

Each pupil received lemonade and crisps – by courtesy of the P.A. (Chairman, Mrs B. Craythorne)

Well done, P6!

School Concert – June 15

The Generation Game.

Those taking part:-

The parents :- Mr & Mrs McClure, Mr & Mrs Tweed, Mr & Mrs Boyd, Mr & Mrs Davis

The staff :- Mrs Craig, Mrs Calverley, Mrs Smyth, Mr Burns

The experts :- Miss O. Williams, Mr J. Gilliland

Concert Collection – £76.33

On June 28 we said goodbye to Mrs Smyth who is going to live in Coleraine. She was presented with a “Deep Fryer” and bouquet by William Campbell.

We left school in the hands of the builders who are working on our new kitchen (started 1.6.78)