A SHOWER of rain failed to deflate St John's pupils as the school celebrated its 100th anniversary.

The Roman Catholic primary in Rosyth is marking the occasion with a number of events this month.

St John's was founded in 1919 and youngsters have been learning all about its history.

John Hutcheon, headteacher, said: "The first school was opened in 1919. It was a reclaimed army hut which had been brought up from London by the priest.

"The second building was then built to replace the hut in 1924. That old building then closed in 1988, and the one we're in now has been our home for nearly 31 years.

"It's a really special place, and that's down to the pupils, staff and the local community and its families."

The hallways of the school have been turned into a 'time tunnel', with all 10 classes picking a decade of the school's past to research.

The halls have been decorated with artwork and pieces of writing as the kids discover how things used to be.

An in-school celebration will take place today (Thursday), with an open evening arranged for April 30.

Past pupils and staff are encouraged to attend to share their memories with former classmates and colleagues.

Mr Hutcheon, who has served as headteacher since August 2016, added: "St John's has an excellent reputation in the Rosyth area and beyond.

"It's a special place to be. It has served its community well and the staff have played a big part in that with their hours and hours of dedication and engaging with pupils and their families."