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Olderfleet Primary School, Larne, Co. Antrim

1985 - 1986

September 1985

Everyone came back safely. Mrs Carlisle (Music) and Mrs Barr joined the staff as part-time teachers.

The photographer came to see Primary 1.

Some of our P2 pupils went with Mrs Andrews to plant bulbs at Inver House. They brought back a huge bag of bulbs which the rest of the class planted in the grounds.

We were very sorry to hear that Fernie had died during the month.

Football Team

Back Row : Keith McKay, Richard Johnston, Richard Barr, Steven Montgomery, Glenn Davis, David Blair, Timothy Butler

Front Row : Gary Campbell, Aaron Campbell, David McIlroy, James McIlroy, Edward Adams, Gareth Alexander

The Hallowe’en Walk

P6 & P7 walked 10 miles in Ballyboley Forest on October 29th. It was a glorious day. We raised £833.93 for the City of Belfast Lifeboat and Mrs Duffin came to a special assembly on Nov 15 to receive a cheque.

Christmas Activities

Parties were held on December 13. P1, 2 in the morning : P 3,4 afternoon. At night the seniors held a Tramps’ Disco.

Friday 23rd December

Annual Carol Service – £50 to N.I.C.O.D., £86 to the Hospice.

On Friday evening P7 went to Moyle Hospital to sing carols. We took a small gift to each patient.

January 10th

We all went to see Cinderella at the New Vic in Belfast. Four coaches took us to the matinee performance.


Mr Burns took the P2 pupils back to Inver House to see how the daffodils had grown. Our own bulbs should be in flower by Easter.

Mrs Wright has had a baby daughter called Katie.

March 18

Two researchers from London Weekend Television (LWT) came to interview for ‘Child’s Play’ David Monteith, Julie Hart and Maeve and Patricia Blair were chosen to be filmed and interviewed.

One of the visitors had been a pupil at Olderfleet 25 years ago when she was Thelma Pickles.

Thursday March 20

The wind blew the roof off again!

Swimming Gala


Relay : Tanya Kirkpatrick, Richard Barr, Christopher McNeill, Julie Magill

Keith McKay

Victoria Butler

Gary Campbell

Steven Montgomery

Heather Barr

Julie Sittlington


Louanne Purdy

Craig Anderson

David Cooke

Brian Campbell

Timothy Butler

Gareth Alexander


Stephanie Craig

David Blair

Robyn McClelland

Simon Moody

School concert 21, 22 May 1986

Sports Day 1986

Cup Winners

Senior : Julie Magill, Gareth Alexander

Junior : Philippa Allen, Edward Adams

Infant : Daniel Leitch, Kerry Ann Mullen

Mrs Thompson gave out the prizes and the sun shone all day!

Tech Sports

Gary Campbell, David Blair, Stephanie Craig and Lisa Magill represented Olderfleet PS at the Tech Sports.

Friday 20 June 1986

Visit of the City of Belfast Lifeboat

Heather Barr, Vanessa Turkington, Vicky Gore, David McIlroy, Janice Morrow and Diane Jennings went to Donaghadee with Mr Burns.

Olderfleet wins the Civic Week Fun Gala

1985/86 Football Squad

D Blair, K McKay, S Montgomery, D McIlroy, R Johnston, R Barr, G Davis,

Front Row : James McIlroy, E Adams, A Campbell, G Alexander, G Campbell, C Anderson

Maeve and Patricia Blair invited to London to star in London Weekend Television’s ‘Child’s Play.’