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School plans milestone celebrations

WALLACE Hall Academy is celebrating 300 years of education as one of the oldest schools in Scotland in 2023.

In May the staff and pupils will celebrate the school’s tercentenary year along with famous former pupils, villagers and farmers to raise a toast to John Wallace, the successful Glasgow merchant and native of the village of Closeburn who endowed £1400 in 1717 to establish the school.

The event will feature live music, food and drink with the chance to meet up with old friends and classmates whilst celebrating the huge achievement which began in Closeburn all those years ago.

Wallace Hall Academy headteacher Barry Graham said: “The tercentenary celebrations will be a momentous weekend, not only for the school, but for the towns and villages which it serves, and for whose sons and daughters it has afforded an exemplary start in life.

“After all these years, the academy is still delivering an outstanding education to the students in its care, combining the best of traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods and technologies.”

The tercentenary celebrations will be held on Saturday May 27 at the Closeburn Playing fields from 4 pm, for more details and information contact Shona Morrison at [email protected] or 07702 649 841.


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