Old Scholars Open Morning……A Great Success

 

On Saturday we held our first open morning for old scholars and it was wonderful to meet so many old boys and girls.

The first visitors through the doors were Denise Baines and her husband, who travelled over from Scarborough so that Denise could take a trip down memory lane. Its 57 years since Denise Powell, as was, left school and went on to spend a lifetime in teaching.

Visitors were welcomed into the school library where they were able to look at the school archive. Items on display were the original roll book that records all students attending school from 1898 -1948 along with school magazines and photographs of school life over the last 120 years. They could even peek into the detention book and hold the old canes!

It was great to see so many decades represented with scholars who left school only 4 years ago and ones who left 61 years ago. Amongst former staff who attended were Tom Riddles who was Headmaster 1970-1989 and former pupil Keith Wilson who went on to be Deputy Head 1984-2006.  They are pictured with current Head Nathan Bulley and Deputy Head Peter Roberts.

Everyone enjoyed tours of the school taking in parts of the original building, the Hutton studio, Crellin and Powell blocks that have been added in recent years. Old Scholars were expertly guided by year 7 and year 13 students and all were equally impressed by each other’s stories of school life. Past students can join the old scholars association via the Alumni page or email oldscholars@heckgrammar.co.uk