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The 75th anniversary tea party on Sunday 8th July was a great success! Despite the rain, over 400 ex pupils of Coleridge School came back to meet old friends, reminisce over old photographs and tour the old and new school buildings. Several of the ex pupils had started at the school when it first opened in 1937.
Former student, Ken Hames recalled - “Good memories and proud to have been taught by the then future poet laureate, Ted Hughes. He was totally different to all of the other teachers and often spoke of the ESP and Russian Revolution”
Peter Coleman, one of the first boys to join the school in 1938, remembers Freddy Kingdom as his form tutor and a keen sportsman. When asked what makes a good teacher, he replied: “They need to be strict, but fair, and tell you how to improve!”
Kay Blaney, Community Partnerships Manager said it was no surprise to see 400 plus people come through the Coleridge doors – Coleridge is certainly a school that has made an impression on many people over the years. Sue Fanning, PR Officer would like to thank all those who shared their memories and tales with her and is now looking forward to celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Parkside School which will commence in September 2012, culminating in the Reunion Day on Saturday 6th July 2013.