Falkirk Herald June 27 1903
The Parish School trip took place on Saturday last to Netherwood Farm (Mr Torrance). The day was very fine, and the children received their customers supply of milk and buns, while the teachers were most hospitably entertained by Mrs Torrance. Sports were indulged in, and a large number of prizes were given. The children were driven home in carts supplied by the farmers. The Baird U.F.C. Sunday School had their trip at Kildrum Farm (Mr Muirhead) on the same day, and were equally well entertained with the usual refreshments and sports – Mrs Muirhead entertaining the teachers. The young people at both excursions had almost enjoyable time of it. The way of the brass band, however, which usually turned out on such occasions, was felt to some extent.
Closing of the Schools – Cumbernauld School and the Southern District School were closed for five weeks’ holidays on Thursday, when the annual religious examination was held, the examiners being the Rev. Messrs Ogilvie and Marr. The appearance made by the children in both schools was, according to the examiners, very satisfactory. Drumglass School closed on Friday, when it was also examined in religious knowledge.