30 years of students immortalised in footprints tradition

The tradition started in 1989.
The tradition started in 1989.

FOR three decades footprints have snaked around North Dandalup Primary School in an homage to the students who have graduated since 1989.

With another 22 students set to graduate at the end of the year, the number of footprints immortalised in the growing concrete path will surpass 300 pairs, a fitting milestone for what will be the tradition’s 30th year.

Nicolette Alchin, a school volunteer and parent to a current Year 6 student, said it had become an important tradition to the North Dandalup PS students, with kindergarteners already excited for the day they’ll get their chance.

North Dandalup PS Year 6 students Logan, Harmony and Ellie at the spot their footprints will be added.

“The leavers get so excited each year that I have been personally been involved in it and even the little kids who watch it happen all start talking about when they are bigger and get their feet in concrete,” she said.

“People love coming back and finding their prints and looking for friends.”

The school will celebrate the 30 year milestone with a special event on November 8, opening its doors to current and former students and families.

Visit www.facebook.com/NorthDandalupPS or call the school on 9530 1202 for more information.