PROUD: Pam Tewes (middle) with great-granddaughter Shevon (front), granddaughter Candace (left), daughter Shanann (right) and granddaughter Grace (far right). The girls have all attended Nanango State School.
PROUD: Pam Tewes (middle) with great-granddaughter Shevon (front), granddaughter Candace (left), daughter Shanann (right) and granddaughter Grace (far right). The girls have all attended Nanango State School. Kate Darvall

Tewes family celebrates connection to Nanango State School

IN THE lead-up to Nanango State School's 150-year anniversary, Pamela Tewes is looking back and celebrating the four generations of her family that have called the school their own.

Now with three great-grandchildren at the school, Pam said a lot had changed since she was a student at the school herself.

She said she had vivid memories of her and her peers jumping into big "dug-outs" during the Second World War.

"If the siren rang, we had to jump into these big dug-outs," she said.

"It was practice in case the war ever got to us."

The former student also laughed about more light-hearted memories of her time at the school.

"I hated winter time because my mother insisted I wear these long itchy stockings to school because there were no long pants for girls," she said.

"I used to leave home and when I got around the corner I'd take them straight off.

"And then on they went again before I got home.

"She never knew - well, at least not that I know of."

Pam Tewes with her great-grand-daughter Shevon Tewes. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times
Pam Tewes with her great-grand-daughter Shevon Tewes. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times Kate Darvall

Four generations later, Pam said her family's long-standing connection to the school was "something to be proud of".

"I'm rather proud to think that we've all gone, down the line," she said.

"To think you've been to a school that old and been a part of it does make you feel good."

Pam hoped her family's connection to the school would only continue into the future.

"My great-grandchildren are there now but you don't know how many more generations are going to go along," she mused.

"It would be lovely to keep that going."

The Nanango State School 150-year celebration will be held at the school on Saturday, February 13, from 9am-1pm.

The celebration will also include a meet and greet at Ringsfield House on February 12, from 7pm.

To join, visit Nanango State School 150th Anniversary page on Facebook.

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