THE community turned out in force to mark the centenary of Campie Primary School in Musselburgh.

Two days of celebrations were enjoyed, including the opportunity for people from the community to tour the school, view an exhibition of photos and memorabilia, and share their Campie memories.

Ahead of the celebrations, children explored the school’s past, present and future in their learning, with the number 100 featuring in work around science, technology, engineering and maths.

The festivities also featured a party in the playground, while teachers and children were able to dress up in costume from any decade in the last century.

A school spokesperson said: “We had a wonderful celebration.

“The school looked wonderful and everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed looking at old photos, sharing memories and meeting up with old friends and colleagues.

“Many of our children and staff dressed up on the Friday and there was such a happy feeling in the school. Thanks to everyone who donated photos and memorabilia, and who contributed in any way to our 100th birthday.”

Ward councillor Andy Forrest said: “I would like to congratulate Campie on its 100th birthday. This is a fantastic achievement and it is a credit to the community, the level of support that has been given to the school.

“I would also like to thank staff past and present for the work put in by them to ensure there is a welcoming, friendly learning facility.”

The school opened on May 26, 1919, with 229 pupils under the stewardship of headteacher Thomas Brown. Today, the school of 504 pupils is led by Pauline McKay and her team.

The building at Stoneyhill Farm Road has been extended over the years, most recently in 2001, to accommodate the growing school community.