Year three students Alex Murdoch, Cheyenne Paterson and Mackenzie Potts prepare for a maypole demonstation at the Torbanlea State School 125th celebrations.
Year three students Alex Murdoch, Cheyenne Paterson and Mackenzie Potts prepare for a maypole demonstation at the Torbanlea State School 125th celebrations. Megan Pope

Giant strides by Torbanlea State School marking 125 years

VISITORS to Torbanlea State School were transported back to the 1880's on Saturday when the school celebrated its 125th anniversary.

 

Hundreds of people from throughout the region flocked to the school to join in the festivities, which included traditional games, tours and demonstrations.

TSS principal David Hillhouse said the event was an important milestone for the school, as it had grown immensely since it opened on September 26, 1887.

"The growth at this school is incredible and it's at events like these that we can look back and see all the changes that have been made," Mr Hillhouse said.

"Our youngest student Tilly Keig and our oldest student Lorna Reis are here today too, to be part of the celebrations."

Former student Lorna Reis said a lot had changed at the school since she left all those years ago.

"There was only one building with three classrooms in it when I attended school here," Mrs Reis said.

"It's a lot bigger now, and it just has so many students.

"There have definitely been some great changes."

A time capsule from the 100th year celebrations was expected to be dug up as part of the celebrations on Saturday as well.



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