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Looking Back

October 20 2016

Looking Back: Five Buses to Sunday School

Looking Back to October 1966 and an innovative new Sunday School in Midlothian.



COUNTRY people and country children are now so acclimatised to transport that it is asking more than most will do in inviting them to walk three or four miles to Sunday school.

Every school day a car picks them up at ten to nine and brings them safely home again at four o’clock. In a corner of Midlothian this problem has been tackled in the grand manner by Miss Elizabeth Waugh, a teacher of disabled children.

Beginning her own Sunday school two years ago she had thirty children who were brought in on an honorary basis to Cockpen Occupational Centre by volunteers using their own cars. The thing has so developed that the total is now something in the region of 200.

About half of these are disabled and with them come their brothers and sisters, so making up the sum of this large roll.

Each pupil is given a ‘musical instrument’ be it only a drum or triangle, so that they can joyfully bang their way through the praise.

Five buses wait outside to take the children home again from this happy gathering in Bonnyrigg School.

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