Rous PS plays up to celebrate 125 years

Students at Rous Public School are preparing for a huge birthday celebration on Saturday, November 4.

A lot can happen to a school in 125 years, enough to write a play about, and thats what local playwright Paul Johnston has done to celebrate Rous Public Schools 125th anniversary.

The play, featuring teachers and parents from the school, will be part of the day-long celebrations on Saturday, November 4, and the school wants ex-students and teachers, plus any interested community members, to come along and enjoy a fabulous day of reminiscing.

The festivities kick off at midday with a display of memorabilia, then its off to the theatre at the nearby historic Rous Mill Hall, followed by a bush dance and BBQ back at the school.

Rous Public School principal, Andrew Green, said the play is about the history of the school, and the cast were relieved to find out it would be a comedy.

Because it has humorous undercurrents I figure if we make a few mistakes it will add to the humour, said Mr Green, who has been cast completely against type as a villainous school principal.

A book celebrating the schools history will also be published to coincide with the 125th anniversary. Anybody with interesting photos or information to add to the memorabilia display should contact the school on 6629 5294.

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