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'Pennies from heaven' in Levuka

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Sunday, July 06, 2014

ROXAINE Smith, 56, never dreamt she would ever return to Levuka after having been away for over 43 years.

And she labelled the 135th Levuka Public School anniversary as an emotional event where former students had the opportunity to reminisce on their past and their young days in the Old Capital.

"I'm just glad to be here — for me, it was quite emotional because I left when I was 13 years old and now I'm back after 43 years," Ms Smith said.

"There are a few changes but good changes and it's lovely that Levuka still remains beautiful and untouched.

"All our historical buildings are still here, they just need to be upgraded and treasured."

Ms Smith, who lives in New Zealand, said the 135th anniversary celebration proved to be a blessing in disguise, giving her a chance to visit her childhood home.

"I never thought I'd come back to Levuka ... the same families are still here and my teacher, Mr Gibson.

"Yesterday's (Friday) function was just great and it was lovely to meet old friends and classmates.

"I just stood there like you have to refresh my memory because I just can recognise the faces."

She said she felt like pennies had fallen from heaven.

Another former student, Caroline Soro, said LPS had a number of good memories and they just loved their school.

Yesterday, many of the old scholars from abroad were spotted buying roti and the usual Indian sweets from the famous Levuka Sea Side Restaurant as they talked about their school days.








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