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Franklin celebrates 40 years

Franklin Public School principal Carmel Stuckey is looking forward to this weekend's 40th anniversary celebrations.
Franklin Public School principal Carmel Stuckey is looking forward to this weekend’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

TUMUT’S Franklin Public School will celebrate 40 years of learning and fun with an anniversary weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

The anniversary will start at 10am on Saturday with the dedication of the new sports shed to late Franklin teacher Christine Armstrong, who passed away this year.

“Christine’s passion was sport, and there will be a plaque in her memory, and the shed named in her honour,” Franklin principal Carmel Stuckey said.

There will be car boot sales and markets on the school’s oval, and in the school hall, there will be an art show to which every student in the school, from kindergarten to year six, has contributed.

One classroom will be dedicated to 1970s memorabilia such as photos and newspaper articles, another to 1980s memorabilia, one for the 1990s, another for the 2000s, and another for memorabilia spanning from 1976 to the present.

The school was named in honour of legendary Australian author Miles Franklin, who grew up in Talbingo, and school’s library will display information about her over the weekend.

A dinner dance will be held at the Tumut Golf Club at 6.30 on Saturday night, and tickets, which are $35 each, are available at the school up until 10am today (Friday).

The school will be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturday and 10am-1pm on Sunday.