by Lynsay Keough
As the closure of the current Hillhead Primary looms nearer, staff and pupils at the school have issued an appeal for old photos and memorabilia for a special exhibition they are holding to commemorate the history of the school.
The name of the exhibition is Looking Forward Looking Back.
Youngsters at the Cecil Street building are moving to a multi-million pound new build in the West End in the Spring of 2011- merging with Dowanhill, Kelvinhaugh and Willowbank Primary schools.
The new campus will also include Dowanhill and Willowbank’s Early Years Centres.
Karen Barclay, the Hillhead teacher in charge of the exhibition, is looking for former pupils, staff and members of the local community to come forward.
She said: ‘We are keen to hear from any former pupils who still have old school ties, photographs, uniforms or jotters that we could include in our special exhibition.
‘As the youngsters make plans to move to their wonderful new building we feel it is important for them to remember the school’s past.’
Built in 1885, the school was originally the high school and did not become the local primary school until 1945.
All items will be returned at the end of the exhibition which is due to open in March 2011. Anyone who has anything of interest that could be included, is invited to contact the school on 0141 339 9175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org