Lyne MP wishes Beechwood Public School happy 150th birthday

CELEBRATIONS: (back) Myles Cooper, Chloe Smallie, Dr David Gillespie MP, Sophie Smith, Lucy Collins (front) Joshua Cole, Madelyn Scott, Kearn Roberts, Kiah Palmer-Johnson.
CELEBRATIONS: (back) Myles Cooper, Chloe Smallie, Dr David Gillespie MP, Sophie Smith, Lucy Collins (front) Joshua Cole, Madelyn Scott, Kearn Roberts, Kiah Palmer-Johnson.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has visited Beechwood Public School ahead of its big 150 year celebrations.

Dr Gillespie addressed the school assembly last week, before the school's visit to Parliament House in Canberra this week.

Dr Gillespie also presented the school with new Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags.

"I'd like to congratulate staff, students and parents of Beechwood Public School and the broader local community on the school's 150th anniversary this month. It's a big milestone for a wonderful school in a beautiful setting," Dr Gillespie said.

On Friday September 20, the time capsule that was buried at Beechwood Public School in 1994 will be retrieved and replaced by a new time capsule. The new capsule will contain items created by students from each class to be buried for another 25 years.

Students and staff who attended the school in 1994 are invited to be part of this ceremony, which follows a special assembly at the school in the morning which will have performances by each class, dressed in costumes from a range of eras since 1869.

Contents of the time capsule will be placed on display in the school library for viewing on Saturday September 21 at the Heritage Funfair being hosted by Beechwood P&C Association.

Starting at 10am, the funfair is open to the public and will be a great fun day. There's something for everyone including a full day of live music, rides and jumping castles for the kids, market stalls, a reptile display, historic cars and the 'Hastings Co-op Colonial Café' serving Devonshire teas, classic Timbertown Pies and Saxby's Soft Drinks (with a scoop of ice cream if you're keen for a Lime Spider).

Wauchope Historical Society will also be on hand helping during the day dressed up in their vintage costumes to help with the heritage feel.

The celebrations conclude in the evening with a formal celebration dinner at the Wauchope Country Club, where the 150 Year Anniversary Cake will be cut and past Beechwood School students, teachers and community members will have an opportunity to sit and mingle and reminisce over their time at Beechwood Public.

Ticket sales for the dinner close on Friday 13th September, so please get yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. They can be purchased from: http://beechwood150yeardinner.eventbrite.com.au

More information about the schedule of events can be found at www.facebook.com/BeechwoodPandC

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