Markets to mark milestone for Gooloogong Public School

Gooloogong Public School will be celebrating its 150th anniversary by holding special 150 year markets on Sunday, September 8.

The school's students are busily preparing their stalls in anticipation of a bumper crowd visiting the school, with student Ebony Dowd saying it was an exciting time for the school.

"I'm excited because I don't know how it's going to go, if it's going to go well or be a disaster," she said.

"It's a good thing we get to raise money for the school. I reckon they (the student's stalls) are pretty good ideas. The girls with their pencils have done well to think up that idea, it's very creative.

"Everyone should come along and have a good time," she said.

It was a sentiment supported by her fellow students Tommy Williams and Brock Picker, who were keen to put other stall holders through their paces.

"We're excited to look around and sell our ice creams, hopefully we get lots of customers," they said.

"We started off wanting to do coffee but the teachers said no, then we went to snow cones but the P&C were doing that so we changed it to ice creams.

"We'll definitely (do better than the P&C because we put awesomeness in them, we have a man, a bull and a snowman.

"We'd like to say thanks for supporting the school and please come to our stall," they said.

Principal Mitchell Welham said the 150th anniversary markets were a great way to involve the school and students in the community.

"For us being a small school the community is a really important part of school life," he said.

"We wanted to give the students is an opportunity to be involved in the celebrations and by allowing them to run their own stall and develop their own ideas supported by the school it shows them how you can connect to community,

"It also gives them a creative outlet and shows that their ideas no matter how small they are they can be achieved and shared with the community," he said.

Mr Welham said the Gooloogong Historical Society would be running an exhibition of historical artifacts from the community and school for those seeking a walk down memory lane.

The markets will be held on September 8 from 10am to 3pm, with the students stalls being open from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Entry to the markets is a gold coin donation and all money raised goes to the P&C to support their work in the community.

The official ceremony of the school's 150th anniversary and opening of the school's community vegetable garden and time capsule will be held at 12pm.