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Warwick East School celebrates 150 years as "the brickroom"

ANYONE who was ever a student at Warwick East School knows it as "the brickroom" and this weekend it celebrates its 150th birthday.

The National School Building stands at the front of the grounds and visitors are invited to tour Queensland's oldest school between 9am and noon tomorrow.

Principal Warren Elder said stepping into the heritage-listed brickroom would be like a trip down memory lane.

"We are going to put up lots of artefacts, newspaper clippings, photos and slates and people will be welcome to come along," he said.

"People can have a guided tour of the school to see the facilities and for a gold-coin donation they can purchase morning tea.

"We really just wanted to mark the occasion and give people the opportunity to come in and have a stickybeak at the school."

Currents students are not waiting until tomorrow for the fun begin, with festivities under way in the schoolyard this morning.

The children will today take part in old-time activities, including copper-plate handwriting and using slates, and prizes will be given to the student in the best old-time outfit.



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