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Open Day & Fair
October 25 @ 1:30 pm
180TH BIRTHDAY OF WESTBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Westbury Primary School in scenic Northern Tasmania will celebrate its 180th birthday, an impressive milestone for Tasmania and the nation. The school was established in 1839 at its current location on Taylor Street where an impressive bluestone building stood.
On October 25th, the school will open its doors for a school open day followed by a fun-filled fair. The open day will commence at 1.30 pm with student-conducted tours of the school and classrooms.
Meander Valley Council’s Mayor, Wayne Johnston will unveil a commemorative plaque and a student art installation. Students have collaborated with local singer songwriter Patrick Gambles who will perform the song with students for the first time at the celebrations. The school’s music prowess will continue with a performance from the school band.
Westbury Primary School has a long association with traditional Maypole dancing which will launch the fair at 4pm. The school’s Maypole Coach Sarah Black says “To celebrate the school’s long tradition of Maypole dancing we would love to hear from former students who were Maypole dancers. We would love for them to perform alongside current dancers at the fair”. Any former students can contact the school by emailing Westbury180@outlook.com .
School Principal Christine Brown says “ We would also like to hear from other former students about their memories of attending Westbury Primary School. We would particularly like to hear from families where multiple generations have attended the school. We currently have a family of four generates”. Again, former students can email Westbury180@outlook.com .
Delicious food will be on offer at the fair with a BBQ and wood-fired pizzas from the community garden, with all proceeds directed back into the school. We will also be contacting local food trucks. Entertainment will include jumping castles, traditional fair games, face painting and puppeteers. “Westbury Primary School is an intrinsic part of the local community so we really want a fair to celebrate this important relationship” says Ms Brown.