WOODCHURCH WELCOMES BACK PAST PUPILS
At the start of July, Woodchurch High School threw open its doors for ex-pupils to revisit their school for the final time. The school had been awarded a £24 million grant for a rebuild under the recently fated “Building Schools for the future” programme. The new facilities will open this September.
Past pupils enjoyed the opportunity to revisit their school and share memories with each other – some meeting up for the first time in 40 years. One ex-pupil commented that “my school days were the happiest time of my life – only I didn’t realise it then!” Head-teacher, Ms Rebekah Phillips commented, “It was lovely to see so many people and realise the significant contribution that Woodchurch High School has had on their lives.”
Over the Friday evening concert and Saturday open day nearly 600 people visited the school for the opportunity to look at photographs, go on tours around the buildings, record their memories and buy their own piece of Woodchurch High School memorabilia. If any past pupils missed the opportunity to attend this weekend memorabilia books are available from the school sports centre next to the school (0151 641 8228) over the summer holidays costing £5.
the present site of Woodchurch High School will be closed in the next few days, allowing for contractors to begin preparing for demolition. As sad as this may be for pupils, staff and the local community, the new state-of-the-art building will ensure continued success for the pupils and community we serve.