FCJ Secondary School, Bunclody, Ireland celebrates 150 years!
October 18th, 2011
FCJ Secondary School in Bunclody, Co. Wexford, Ireland has reached a milestone. This year they celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the school.
It was on the 4th August 1861, that Reverend Mother Josephine Petit and Mother Marie de Bussy arrived from France to set up a school in the town.
On Tuesday, October 18th, to mark the occasion, the school community assembled outside on the steps to take a group photograph. Not an easy task as the day was blustery and showery.
Then the entire school community went down to the playing pitches where they were addressed by the Principal, Mrs. Threadgold. She gave an accont of the coming of the sisters and a brief history of how the present school evolved from that time.
A liquid amber gum tree was planted beside the playing pitches in the ‘Golf Links’ and the site was marked with a plaque.
In addition each of the staff and students planted a bluebell bulb so in all 900 bulbs were set that day.
Photographs were taken and the local newspaper reporters were present to mark and record the occasion
Congratulations to all who have been part of FCJ Bunclody
... both past and present!