Altona Primary School children recently stepped back in time to celebrate the school’s centenary.

The teachers and students dressed up as their forebears would have done in the early 1900s.

The pupils also recited their alphabet and arithmetic tables, took dictation, and enjoyed milk and cookies.

Ann and Lawrence Fleming started the school with 14 children in a classroom that Mr Fleming built on their farm in 1915.

Enrolments have now grown to more than 600.

Some families have had four generations attend the school.

The school’s week of special events included a ‘Where are they now?’ day for former students.