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Olderfleet Primary School, Larne, Co. Antrim

1979 - 1980

Mrs McAuley joined us in September 1979.

We helped the N.S.P.C.C. Gift £233.11

Best Pictures : Jackie Martin, Marc Williams, Andrew Henning, Michael Boyd

Most Money : Carol McCartney, Sandra Kidd, Gary Davidson, Janine Henderson

P.7 sent some poetry to the Belfast Festival.

Some of our pupils were successful in the Age Group Swimming Championships at Ballymena :-

Joanne Guiller – Silver, Gold, 2 records

Nicola Brady – Silver

P6 & P7 went to Larne Grammar School in Friday 9th November.

The photographer came and the photographs arrived in time for Christmas.

P7 took part in the P.A.C.E. Carol Service in Larne Town Hall on Friday 14th December. St. Mary’s P.S. also were there.

Blue Peter Great Bring and Buy Sale

Organised by P.7 Sat 8 December at 11am.

Proceeds :- £107

Total Donation £153

Carol Service Tuesday 18th December at 10.30am

Last year’s P.7 class took part in a Civic Week Gala at the Tower Pool. They shared the trophy with Moyle P.S. Here Kyle Gowdy, James Tennant, Joanne McGarel, Tara Davis, Gillian McConnell and Ella Martin are pictures with the Mayor.

Subscription to N.I.C.O.D. Appeal – £25

The P.A. presented new hockey and football strips to the teams in April.

Fernie came to school before Easter.

April 23rd 1980 P 7 enjoyed this concert.

May 1st

Primary 7 went to see the Galloway Princess coming into Larne on its maiden voyage.

Swimming Gala 1980

13th May Tower Pool – 7 gold, 4 silver

Medal Winners

Gold: Jonathan Craythorne, Barbara Allen, Paula Mills, Ian McCarlie, Geoffrey Sittlington, Rosamund Brown, Joanne Guiller

Silver: Karen Agnew, Ian Donaldson, David McClean, Susan Vaughan

Thursday 15 May

P6 and P7 went to Girvan. They crossed on the Antrim Princess at 8am and missed the boat back due to traffic! They eventually returned at 9.30pm. The sun shone all day!!! Mrs Craig, Mrs Maxwell, Mrs Craythorne, Mrs McKee, Mrs McAuley and Mr. Burns went with the classes.

Tuesday 20th May

P.3 visited the Cheese Factory at Ballynure. They travelled in parents’ cars.

Tuesday 20th May

Some girls took part in the Larne P.S. Hockey Gala. They won 1, drew 2 and lost 2 matches.

Team :- Karen Agnew, Joanne McGarel, Helen Boyd, Caroline Kirkpatrick, Leigh Kelly, Karen Steele, Susan Vaughan, Linda Agnew, Jacqueline Martin.

The new strip was worn.

Wednesday 21st May

Mr Hetherington visited P.1, 5 and 7.

Tuesday May 27th

P.4 and P.5 visited Shane’s Castle Farm and railway.

Wednesday May 28th

Primary 2 Zoo visit.

6 June

Mr McCullough visited P. 2, 4, 6.

Tuesday June 10th Sports Day

Chief Guest – Mrs Craythorne

It was wet!

Cup Winners

Senior Boy: Gary Lough / Gary Hawkins

Senior Girl : Jacqueline Martin

Junior Boy : Andrew Lytle

Junior Girl : Linda McKee / Jennifer Semple

Infant Boy : Philip Black / David Semple

Indant Girl : Catherine Lough

16 June

Mr Young visited P.3

24th, 25th June Summer Concert

400 people attended – we raised £193 for school funds.