Memories flood in for Sidmouth school's Community Day

PAST memories of schooldays at St Nicholas Primary School, Woolbrook, have been coming in for its Community Day event to mark the school s centenary year.

PAST memories of schooldays at St Nicholas Primary School, Woolbrook, have been coming in for its Community Day event to mark the school's centenary year.

Old photographs and memories are being sought for the day, which will take place between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday, November 12.

Those with a connection to St Nick's past will be invited to attend. They include pupil Elisha Salter's grandfather Roy, who said generations of his family had been to the school.

He recalls: "Every day during the war they had to take gas masks to school."


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Nick Kitchen, teacher in charge of the centenary celebrations, said pupils were looking at various topics including 100 years of childhood (Year Three), technology in the home for Year Four and Year Five are looking at communication.

Music and dance over 100 years is the subject Year Six pupils are investigating.

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"One of the letters I have received is from a lady who was a teacher here from February 1946 to December 1950," said Mr Kitchen.

"She remembers how the headmaster made school life interesting, but set very high standards for both work and behaviour.

"Another person who has written now lives in Leicester but remembers being a pupil here from 1952 to 1955.

"He particularly remembers his teacher, Mr Jasper, who inspired him to become a teacher himself."

* If you have any photographs or memories pupils can use in their curriculum research into the school's past 100 years, they can be delivered to school reception and copies can be taken of precious pictures.

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