PICTURE SPECIAL St Brigid’s P.S. celebrate 40 years

Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid pictured in 1988.
Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid pictured in 1988.
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A Derry primary school is gearing up for a special celebration on Thursday night to mark their 40th birthday.

St Brigid’s Primary School Carnhill are inviting former students, parents, staff and anyone connected with the school to a special Mass on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in St Brigid’s Church.

A trip to Burren in 1995.

A trip to Burren in 1995.

This will be followed by a reception in the school and a special balloon launch to mark the anniversary.

People will have the opportunity to view the hundreds of pictures that have been found and put on display.

If you’re a former pupil you might even find a picture of yourself.

Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid might be interested in a picture of him taken at the school in 1998.

The school choir appears in the Choir of the Year in 2004.

The school choir appears in the Choir of the Year in 2004.

The school opened in September 1974.

The first principal was Neil McMahon.

In the first year there were classes up to year four and the school continued to grow quickly, until it contained year 1-7.

The school has always attracted pupils from a wide catchment area and continues to enjoy this support.

The Sam Maguire Cup visits the school in 1993.

The Sam Maguire Cup visits the school in 1993.

It now has a nursery unit, nurture centre and autistic and learning support unit.

They say they’d be delighted to welcome back past pupils as well as parents and grandparents.

A trip to Stormont in 2008.

A trip to Stormont in 2008.

St Brigid's P.S. win the Road Safety competition in 1998.

St Brigid's P.S. win the Road Safety competition in 1998.

The Brigid's College Gaelic team in 1997.

The Brigid's College Gaelic team in 1997.

Principal Sheila Shanagher retires in 1996.

Principal Sheila Shanagher retires in 1996.

Pupils at St. Brigid's P.S. in their annual sponsored run in 1996.

Pupils at St. Brigid's P.S. in their annual sponsored run in 1996.

The 2010 Northern Ireland Cup Soccer team.

The 2010 Northern Ireland Cup Soccer team.