OUR Best Days of Our Lives feature has prompted many readers to get in touch with their Glasgow schoolday memories.

Irene Macdonald has a fantastic story about her time at Provanhall Primary in Easterhouse in the late 1950s.

“I am 71 years of age and I remember when the school had just opened and I was in the senior class,” she says.

“We were studying for our 11 Plus exam, but the teachers went on strike and there was a lot of disruption in the classrooms.”

She adds: “The result was that me and three other girls – we must have been the sensible ones back then – were given the task of looking after a class of five-year-olds.”

Irene and her friends thought nothing of it but a few days later, as the four of them played together after school, their mothers came out to “round them up” and take them all back home.

“There were reporters from the newspapers waiting to speak to us and the next day we had made the headlines,” Irene laughs . “We were the ‘four youngest schoolteachers in Glasgow’. Fond memories.”

In his book Glesga Memories, Glasgow Times reader Billy McLean captures all aspects of life in the city over the decades.

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His poem School Leaving Dance is bound to spark a few memories for our many.

“School leaving dances in a big hall. Lassies lined up against the wall. Boys struttin roon trying tae look cool. This wis their final week at school.

“Soon they’d be oot there. Their luck they’d be chancin’. Goin’ tae the proper dancin’….”

He also captures the joy of finishing school at the end of term in his poem Summer Holidays.

“School is finishing I can hardly wait. I’ll be the first wan oot that gate. Places tae visit lots tae do. Thick jam pieces and a bottle of Bru.”

At a Thanks for the Memories drop-in event, Liz Harvey shared a brilliant photograph of her brother John and his friends on their way home from school in Hillhead in the West End.

“Growing up in the West End was fun for my brother and I,” she told us.

Eddy Mcleod got in touch to share his memories of his schooldays in Cardonald.

Born in 1936, he attended the local primary, a 10-minute walk from his home, and then Bellahouston Academy, “which involved taking a bus and a streetcar,” he says.

Eddy explains: “This would have been during the war but it didn’t seem to make any difference – you had to go to school.”

And finally, Susan McCrone sent us a picture of her class from St Francis Primary in the Gorbals in 1950.

“I wonder if anyone recognises themselves from this photograph?” asks Susan.

Let us know if you do – and if you would like to share your Glasgow schoolday memories, send your stories and photographs to Ann Fotheringham, Glasgow Times, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB or email ann.fotheringham@glasgowtimes.co.uk