Students sign off on primary school days

After seven years of schooling, Luke Douglas, Eric Rattray and Finn Collison finished up school for 2012.
After seven years of schooling, Luke Douglas, Eric Rattray and Finn Collison finished up school for 2012. Bev Lacey

FOR seven years, a picture of Finn Collison has proudly been pinned to his grandmother's cork board.

Today she has another picture to add to the collection.

The Chronicle photographed Finn with some of his school mates when they were in year one at East State School in 2006.

Enjoying their first day of school in January 2006 are (from left) Jacob Zupp, Thomas Nolan, Luke Douglas, Eric Ratray, Finn Collison. Yesterday, all students finished their seven years of schooling at the East State School.
Enjoying their first day of school in January 2006 are (from left) Jacob Zupp, Thomas Nolan, Luke Douglas, Eric Ratray, Finn Collison. Yesterday, all students finished their seven years of schooling at the East State School. Bev Lacey

Seven years later we caught up with same group on their last day of primary school.

"It is a bit emotional," Finn said of his last day of school.

"There are a lot of memories at this school."

Finn, along with Eric Rattray will attend Grammar School next year, while Luke Douglas is enrolled at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty.

The trio were a part of the graduating classes of 2012.

Across the Toowoomba area, 16,500 students from state schools finished school for the year yesterday.

Celebrating the end of the primary school days are (from left) Luke Douglas, Eric Rattray and Finn Collison
Celebrating the end of the primary school days are (from left) Luke Douglas, Eric Rattray and Finn Collison Bev Lacey



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