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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Brownlee Primary School present
a jam-packed variety of songs at the 422 Club

Brownlee Primary School past pupils pictured at the 422 Club in Railway Street Presbyterian Church on Thursday 24th May. L to R (seated): Caroline Thompson - teacher, Eve Mateer, Iris Levett and Joy Crothers - past pupils, Gordon Lindsay and Heather Henry - members of the Board of Governors and Helen King - teacher.

Members of Railway Street Presbyterian Church's 422 group enjoyed a jam-packed variety of songs and other items performed by Brownlee Primary School Choir last Thursday afternoon (24th May). Heather Henry, a member of Railway Street congregation and also a member of the Board of Governors of Brownlee Primary School welcomed the pupils and their teachers.

Rachel Allen introduced the programme and Taylor Muir, Andrew McCluggage, Jack Griffin and Jordan Watts gave a most informative history of the School and its association with Railway Street Presbyterian Church. They explained that under the will of Miss Isabella Brownlee (the last of a much-respected family that had been connected with the congregation from the start) and with the assistance of the National Board of Education, it made possible the erection of the Brownlee Memorial School and a Teacher's Residence opened in 1913.

Courtney Ross, Eden Ferguson, Jordan Braddock and Holly Rydout started the show with a tap-dancing routine to the tune Razzle Dazzle after which a flautist quartet - Jay Burgin, Courtney Kennedy-Browning, Natasha Bruce and Lucy Evans - played a selection of tunes. Haley Steele narrated a story entitled 'First Day at School', Lee Maxwell and Scott Kincaid told a selection of jokes and Rhianne Fletcher performed some Irish dancing. The choir, conducted by Mrs Helen King and accompanied by Miss Caroline Thompson on keyboard, sang 'I love to do my homework', 'The Bare Necessities' and before everyone was got ready to go home, Morgan Muir introduced a closing selection of old favourites that aptly included 'Show me the way to go home'.

Brownlee Primary School - Class of 1932 (photo supplied by former pupil Iris Levett).