Gardenrose Primary celebrates Maybole 500 with a street party to remember

 17 May 2017  |  

Children celebrate Maybole 500 with catering staff

Children celebrate Maybole 500 with catering staff

As part of Maybole 500 celebrations, Gardenrose Primary and Early Years Centre recently hosted a special event which brought members of the community together. Catering supervisor, Margaret Murdoch, organised an old fashioned Street Party, while invited local guests came to the school to run Maybole-themed workshops.  

The workshops included:  

  • History of Maybole (Molly Garrie and Helen McAdam)
  • Bee keeping (Tony Riome and Shona Keverley)
  • Spinning demonstration (Elizabeth Riome)
  • Milking demonstration with  Bella the cow (John Murdoch)
  • Tasting session which included traditional foods and herbs

Many of the pupils and members of staff all came dressed up in clothes from by-gone days which added that extra special touch to the event. The children were joined by special guests, including residents from Fairknowe Nursing home, Rev. Guthrie and Senga and Peter Mason who are involved in coordinating the celebrations for the Maybole 500.

Headteacher, Louise Morrison, said the day had been a great success, "The food provided by Margaret and her team Avril, Lynne and Rosemary, was delicious. The children were given paper bags for their packed lunch which had been specially printed with the school badge and Maybole 500 on them. The dinner hall and gym hall was all set out so that everyone could sit together and enjoy lunch as though it was a local street party."