A REMARKABLE Glasgow school is appealing for former pupils to talk about life in the classroom - and maybe even help it solve a mystery.

Kelbourne Park Primary is celebrating its 100th anniversary and head teacher Andrea MacBeath wants to learn as much as possible about its history.

The school is in Hotspur Street, near the former BBC Scotland HQ in Queen Margaret Drive.

It provides specialist support for youngsters with physical impairments and associated learning needs. It currently has 40 pupils while another 10 attend nursery classes.

When Kelbourne first opened just weeks after the start of the First World War the pupils often had lessons "outside" while sitting at their desks thanks to its design.

The classrooms were built with concertina walls so that teachers could pull them back and reveal the playground, in an era when education­alists believed that fresh air helped cure an assortment of ailments.

Just one such wall remains.

And in the school grounds sits a statue of a Christopher Robin, which was gifted by the US Army in 1942, although no one now knows why.

An open day was held at the school last week, when former pupils gave their memories of their time there. But staff compiling a detailed history of the primary - which welcomed children from Richmond Park School in the South Side when they transferred four years ago - would be happy to receive more information.

Ms MacBeath said: "The celebrations are a chance for the young people to learn about the history of their school building.

"We seem to have a number of early photographs from the beginning of the school but there is a gap from the war years to the 1960s.

"We would love to hear from any former pupils, staff or families who could fill in the blanks."

Kelbourne Park has undergone a number of name changes over the decades.

Ms MacBeath added: "It was originally known as Garrioch Special School when it first opened in 1914.

"It later became known as Percy Street Special School before it was changed to Kelbourne Park Primary School."

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