DWJ Golden Jubilee

 

Donnington Wood C.E Junior Golden Jubilee.

Donnington Wood C.E Junior Golden Jubilee

On the 13th July 1966 our school was officially opened and dedicated by the Bishop of Lichfield. Therefore we will be celebrating our Golden Jubilee this July. The purpose of our celebrations is to be ‘proud of our past; prepared for our future.’

 

To celebrate our birthday we have uploaded photos to our website from the last 50 years (and some from the original Donnington Wood School) and will be digitally publishing many of our written records, including: registers from the 1850’s (original school), the punishment book and notes from early governors’ meetings.

 

On the 13th July we will be hosting a special Rededication Service for our school (more

details to follow nearer the time.)

 

Our current Year 6 classes will create a presentation during their last term at the school. At the start of the Autumn Term we will continue to celebrate our school history with a project reflecting back on the last 50 years and looking forward to the next.

 

The Golden Jubilee will culminate in a Family Open Afternoon on Friday 23rd September to celebrate DWJ’s special place in the community.

 

If you, or a family member attended this school we would like to hear your memories of your time here. If you have any old photos or memorabilia (reports, books, school jumpers etc) please send them to us. To share your memories:

 

Email: dwjgoldenjubilee@gmail.com

Post: Use the address above.

In person: Please bring anything you have into the office.

Comment on the DWJ website: At the bottom of the DWJ Golden Jubilee page there is a comments box. Register with WordPress and leave your comments. We will then moderate and publish them if appropriate.

Photos are available on the website: www.donningtonwood.com and then click Golden

Jubilee (at the bottom). You can scroll through the slide show.

There will also be a collection of the photos in the hall tomorrow as part of our Multi-Cultural Week celebrations.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you can share some memories of DWJ over the last 50 years.

We will publish as many photos and memories as we can.

You can share them in many ways:

Email: dwjgoldenjubilee@gmail.com

Post: Use the address above.

In Person: Bring anything you have into the office.

Comment on the DWJ website: At the bottom of the DWJ Golden Jubilee page there is a comments box. Register with WordPress and leave your comments. We will then moderate and publish them if appropriate.

 

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One thought on “DWJ Golden Jubilee

  1. I have mostly happy memories of my school days but how different from todays classrooms and learning experience.

    Ink wells and ink monitors, practicing copperplate writing, reciting times tables, frozen 1/3 pint milk bottles defrosting

    on radiators (I hate warm milk) toilets across the playground (very draughty and the water in them froze in winter so everything

    stayed on top. Very smelly). I recall sobbing through one lunchtime while a teacher stood over me making me eat

    mashed potato and swede (I still won’t eat it).

    I think the cane was a very strong incentive to be good thankfully that was just for the boys but I remember a ruler across

    the palm of my hand.

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