FOR the first time in its 111-year history, Auldhouse Primary has its own school song.
Pupils have recorded it on CD to sell at the forthcoming Family Fun Day on June 4.
The song – Auldhouse (The School That We All Know) – was written by parent Gordon Smith, whose son Callum, 5, is in primary one at the small rural school.
Gordon, who is a musician and also a former pupil, explained: “I was born in Auldhouse and have lived here nearly all my life, so I've always had an affinity with both the village and school. The head teacher and I were talking about how everyone is very proud of Auldhouse Primary – not just the pupils and staff, but the parents and extended families too – and we thought a school song would be the perfect way of expressing that pride and sharing it with the wider community.”
Head teacher Jane Niven added: “The children enjoy singing the song, and recording it with Gordon was a lot of fun. It's something that belongs to the school – part of our identity, and a way of showing how proud we all are to be part of Auldhouse Primary.”
At the recording session, pupils had their first taste of what it might be like to be pop stars.
“It's really weird to hear yourself when it's played back,” laughed Chloe Carmichael, 10, who is a primary five pupil at the school.
Primary six pupil Chloe Montagu, 10, agreed, adding: “I think it's a good song.”
“It sounds really good when you hear everyone singing it together,” added Aidan Neil, 9, who is in primary five.
Copies of Auldhouse (The School That We All Know) will be available at the school's Family Fun Day which takes place in the school grounds on Saturday, June 4, from 11am to 2pm.
This year's star attractions include a raffle with top prize of a caravan holiday, bouncy castle, tombola, face-painting, plant and hanging basket sales, hot and cold snacks, a chocolate fountain and hand-made jewellery.
Entry is free and all are welcome to attend.
The Auldhouse Festival – a fun event with live music, team games and more – is also being staged on the same day in the fields beyond the play park.