A local primary school has marked the 100th birthday of a Geraldton woman with a heartwarming gesture. Gladys Gray turned 100 years young on Sunday and received birthday cards from students at Mount Tarcoola Primary School. Year 2 teacher Lesley Cohen said the idea came as the school recently had their 100th day of school for the year. When she discovered that Mrs Gray actually turned 100 around the same day, she decided to get her class involved. Mrs Cohen arranged for all the junior primary children to each make a birthday card for her. She also got them all together and made a human 100 sign, took a picture of it and turned it into a big birthday card that all teachers and children could sign. She put all these together in a box and presented it to the centurion who was amazed at the children’s efforts. Mrs Cohen said it was a very rich activity not only for the mathematic concepts but also for the depth and level of the children’s discussions around what it might mean to actually be 100 years old. Originally from Kojonup, then Dongara, Mrs Gray is a much-loved resident of Nazareth House where she celebrated the wonderful milestone. Daughter Glenice Gray said they were thrilled by the primary school’s gesture. “We were absolutely ecstatic because all the cards came and mum was absolutely blown away by the things they wrote and how how nice they were,” she said.