Celebrating 10 years of Sgoil an Rhuba School on Isle of Lewis

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Sgoil an Rhuba celebrated its 10-year anniversary in style with an indoor garden party at the school on the Isle of Lewis last month.

Point and Sandwick Trust (PST) manager DJ MacSween confirmed sponsorship of £2,000 toward the school celebrations going on and said: ‘It’s wonderful to see how well the school is working as a key part of our community.’

The money donated by PST went towards the party food, decorations and flowers, the hire of inflatables for the children and resources for the children to make a commemorative banner and bunting.

Cakes and sweet treats were bought from three local bakers and a large commemorative cake from Stag Bakeries which was given out the children after the event.

Donna Macleod, Head of Sgoil an Rhuba, commented: ‘We celebrated a really special day at the tenth birthday party, despite the wild weather, and were joined by two former head teachers, Callum Maclean and Gordon Macrae, as well as Kathleen Macleod, Executive Head Teacher for Broadbay School.

‘Former pupils, some of the first primary one pupils in the school, also came along and enjoyed looking through all the displays created by the classes.

‘After such a long period where no visitors were permitted in the school, pupils loved being able to entertain parents and families.’

Sgoil an Rubha was built and opened in August 2011 and has served a decade of pupils at the heart of the Point community.

The party was a chance to celebrate all those that have passed through the doors of the school. Staff, who have worked there since 2011, said: ‘The 10 years have flown in and
it was lovely to have families in for our tea party.

‘Our first day in Sgoil an Rubha was a truly exciting day. It was a seamless transition between the three schools and it was great to be together.

‘Looking back on the photographs that today’s pupils put together at the party brought back happy memories and we are proud of all the pupils that have gone through Sgoil an Rubha. Here’s to the next chapter.’

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