We have decided to try something new this year and merge our annual Open House event with our Stringer Reunion. We think it would be great opportunity for our ex-students and staff to visit the school on one of the most vibrant days of the school calendar. Not only will you see some wonderful students' art and design work but you will also see live performances from the Drama and Music Departments and be able to take part in some of the Environment Department's activities. It is truly a festival atmosphere with arts and crafts stalls from the local community and food and drink stalls too.
What better time to visit your old school? We will have a reunion area where ex-students could meet and perhaps share experiences over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Although there is no entry charge for this event and therefore no tickets required, to help us plan the refreshments and numbers attending, it would be helpful if you could let us know if you are planning to attend by using the contact details below.
We will also have a Stringer memorabilia area; something we are trying to develop and would welcome new contributions. We also hope to have a video booth so we can capture your memories and record how education and society has changed since the doors opened in 1955.
Please help us by spreading the word. We would like to reach as many of our ex-Stringer students as possible so please do share this information with your friends via social media or good old word-of-mouth.
It would be lovely to see lots of you at this Reunion/Open House Event; the more the merrier. If you plan to attend please let your own contacts know that you are coming and roughly what time so you can plan to meet up. Other commitments may affect the time you could attend but we thought it might be useful to encourage ex-students to attend from 11.00am.
Kind regards to you all and I look forward to seeing you again.
Sue Middleton (Stringer Staff 1975 to 2016)
P.S. This reunion will replace the 1st July 2017 date previously advertised on the school's website and I mentioned to some ex-students.
Geraldine Moffat (Reception) & Sue Middleton (ex-Deputy Head)
Telephone: 01273 852222
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL
Stringer Diamond Fund: The school recently launched a Stringer Diamond Fund as part of the schools 60th celebrations (2015-16). This fund, separate from the school budget, will be used to support students where evidence is provided of exceptional circumstances and where no other funding sources are available. Several ex-students have expressed an interest in contributing to this fund; this can be done by sending a cheque to the school marked for the attention of The Business Manager. Please write Stringer Diamond Fund - Alumni on the back of the cheque. Alternatively you can make a donation on-line or if you would like to know more please send an email to the address above or come on Saturday 20th May and speak to Richard Bradford (Headteacher) or me. Thank you for your support.