100 faces for 100th birthday

100 year celebration of Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick.'Pictured are Sophia Qadir and Lydia Hemingway at the wall of those who have influenced the school.
100 year celebration of Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick.'Pictured are Sophia Qadir and Lydia Hemingway at the wall of those who have influenced the school.

Faces from Carr Green Primary’s School past, present and future will be travelling the area as part of the school’s centenary celebrations.

The Rastrick school has been capturing the school’s history by taking pictures of 100 faces. People who have been involved with the school over the years were invited back to have their picture taken and be interviewed by the students.

100 year celebration of Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick.'Pictured are Jean Furness -  pupil at school from 1933-37 and former teacher Dorothy Hinchliffe.

100 year celebration of Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick.'Pictured are Jean Furness - pupil at school from 1933-37 and former teacher Dorothy Hinchliffe.

The oldest person was Winifred Mary Taylor who is 97 and included pictures of Councillor Christine Beal and PCSO Brian Mardell as well as former pupils and teachers.

At the launch of the exhibition all the participants were invited back. The exhibition will travel to Bankfield Museum, Halifax, and the Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse.

The event was funded thanks to a £1,500 grant from Rastrick Big Local.

Deputy head Paul Mashinter said they were absolutely delighted with the final piece. “This was part of our 100 celebrations. We have also had 100 good deeds in the community, a special centenary service at St Matthew’s Church, Rastick, and one of our former pupils who is now an international organist who lives in Norway, William Kay visited the school.

“It has been a fabulous year. And everything we have done can be seen on the school’s website including the centenary school song.”