Eyemouth pupils wish Elizabeth happy 106th birthday

EYEMOUTH High School pupils paid a special visit to a special lady last week - Elizabeth Greive, Berwickshire's oldest resident.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 10:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 10:20 am

The High School's oldest pupil Zoe Mills and youngest, Chloe Calder, called round to visit Elizabeth to mark the occasion of her 106th birthday and presented her with a bouquet of flowers from everyone at the school.

Elizabeth attended school in Eyemouth from 1909 to 1922 and was a special guest at last year's school opening.

During the visit, she reminisced about the different "new" high schools that have been built in Eyemouth over the years. and agreed that the state of the art facilities at the new high school will allow young people to achieve the very best.

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It was a very special opportunity for Chloe and Zoe who were able to share their plans for the future with Elizabeth Chloe commented: " I thought it was a really good idea to send the youngest and oldest pupils to visit Mrs Greive.

"She was really nice and asked us lots of questions about school and our future plans. I think it is amazing that she is 106 years old and has lived through both wars. We could learn a lot from her stories and experiences."

Robin Chapman, deputy head commented on how the visit with Elizabeth impacted on his day.

He said: "It was a real privilege for us to wish Mrs Greive a happy 106th birthday.

"Zoe and Chloe were both fascinated to hear some of Mrs Greive's stories, and appreciated the keen interest she had in their future plans.

"Visiting Mrs Greive helps us to put everything in perspective, and enables us to see the sort of caring community that Eyemouth is.

"We very much want to encourage this sort of reflection up at the high school. Our thanks go to Pauline and Colin Greive who made the visit possible."