Craignish Primary School is 150

A celebratory weekend, which included a show and prizegiving on Friday afternoon and a ceilidh on Saturday night, concluded on Sunday 26 June with a thanksgiving service to mark 150 years since the opening of Craignish Primary School in 1861.

The service began as it would have done in 1861 with the congregation seated to sing a psalm led by the precentor in his special box and standing for a prayer led by the minister from the pulpit in the language of the Authorised version of the Bible. Thereafter things loosened up as the children presented some of their work and contributed musical items. Thanksgiving was made for all the years that the school has flourished and prayers offered for its future. A sermon on the purpose of education dwelt on the need not only to acquire knowledge but also to grow in wisdom.

An exhibition marking the 150th Anniversary of the School will be on display in the church during July and August 2011.

CPS 150 the birthday cake
CPS 150 celebrating in church

Successful Spring Fayre at Craignish

Here are some action shots from the well-supported Spring Fayre of Craignish Parish Church – held at the Fire Station in Ardfern in beautifully sunny weather on 30 April 2011.