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Olderfleet Primary School, Larne, Co. Antrim

1982 - 1983

World Wildlife Fund

All of those pupils from P6 and P7 who entered for the Peter Scott Bronze Award were successful.

Theatre Visit

Marian Wells Theatre came to school in September and told the story of the ballet, The Sleeping Princess.


Captain – Christopher Galway, Vice-Captain – Mark Sittlington

New Arrival

Henry Budgie – purchased 19.8.82

4th October

P6 visited Larne Library to hear a tale by the English poet, Mick Gowar.

Ulster Schools Swimming Association

Minor Championships

Saturday 9th October

7 first, 5 seconds, 10 thirds


Judy Nixon

Alistair McKee

David Semple

Leigh McClelland

Michael Church

Group 2 Medley (Petra Hynds, Joanna Henning, Alison McDuff, Giselle Harvey)

Group 2 Freestyle


Mark Sittlington

Alistair McKee

Neil Campbell

Michael Church

Mark Sittlington


Joanna Henning

Judy Nixon

Petra Hynds

Neil Campbell

David Semple

Leigh McClelland

Kenneth Lough

Group 4 Medley

Group 4 Freestyle (Gayle McClelland, Jennifer Semple, Alison Craig, Leigh McClelland)

Group 4 Freestyle (Kenneth Lough, Mark Sittlington, Neil Campbell, Michael Church)

H.M.S. Antrim, one of the heroes of the Falklands conflict arrived in Larne on October 14th. P5, 6 & 7 went to welcome the destroyer.

October 28

P6 & P7 Wildlife Walk in Tardree Forest. £510 was collected.

November 6th

A number of pupils went forward to the Ulster Finals of the Minor Swimming Championships. Mark Sittlington won a silver, Michael Church 3 bronze and the boys’ relay (Michael, Mark, Kenneth, Neil) a bronze and Leigh McClelland a bronze.

Picture of sponsored walkers.

6 December

The Ulster Orchestra came to school. St Mary’s, St Joseph’s, Moyle came too.

Christmas 1982

17th December – Carol Service. Collection – £50 to each society.

P.7 took part with St. Mary’s in P.A.C.E. service at Gloucester Park Centre.

P.A. Special Efforts

Film Shows

P 1 – 3 The Jungle Book

P 4 – 5 Pete’s Dragon

P6 – 7 The Wilderness Family

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

December 14, 15 7 – 9.30pm

£75 collected for fund.

Well done P.7 The “Our Street” final was eventually won by a school in the south of the Province.

Antrim Forum

16 March 1983

Adrian McCourt spoke ‘live’ to David Bellamy on the N.I. radio schools’ programme.

Easter 1983

34 pupils and 4 staff went to London.

Summer Term Collections

We collected almost £200 each for NSPCC and Christian Aid.

Northern Bank Poster competition

Alan Black won third prize. Colin Craig, Alastair McAuley, Louanne Purdy, Lee Ann Cosgrove and Dionne Saunderson all had work exhibited.

Summer Trips

June 8 P2/3 to Ulster Museum

June 20 P6/7 to Girvan

June 21 P4/5 to zoo, P1 to Glynn Park

Friday 24 June

Transfer pupils went to visit Larne High School.

Sports Day 1983

A Wash Out!!

We had to run off races later in the week. Mrs Callaghan came to give out prizes on the last day of term. The cup winners were : –

Seniors : Melissa Martin, Kenneth Lough

Junior : Stephanie Craig, Richard Houston/ Simon Moody

Infant : Edward Adams, Rachel Murray

Wednesday 29th June

P7 gave a reception and served a meal to their parents.