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The Early Days 1960s Staff photo taken c. 1960
Left to right top row: Pat Whittle, (Hist) Brian Wells , David Culshaw Craftwork), Tony Brindle (Art), Bernard Hayes (Maths).
Left to right middle row: Hilda Van Dome (Office Skills), Brian Davis Clare Keanes , Ray McKittnich (PE), Joan Butterworth, Joan Keirans, Christine Hayes, Mary Harrison, Frank Harrison,
Front Row: Clare Boys (Secretary), Frank Baron (Science), Helen Holden, Joe Hartnett, (Dept Hd), Mary Reddy (Head), Betty Brindle (Home Ec), John Mercer (Maths), Joan Higginson (English), David Irving (Craft).
First Prefects with Miss Reddy taken c. 1960
Notable happenings in the Early days of the school
First school visit to watch Trial by Jury at he Manchester Opera House. First concert - Afantasy on Christmas Carol at Christmas 1960. First Open Evening; the first Youth Employment Interviews; first School re-union with 200 ex-pupils present in 1962 and the first school holidy in Cornwall. The school was closed early at Easter 1962 due to an epidemic of flu and an explosion occured in the science lab which slightly injured two female pupils.
The first 5th form consisted of five volunteers. Here they are receiving prizes from Miss Reddy. They are Bill Nickson, Eileen Ashworth, Margaret John, Stephen Brindle, Joe Knight. The first external exams took place at this time set by the College of Preceptors. Out of 18 who entered, eight won full Certificates, Joe Knight passing all nine subjects and Stephen Brindle in eight, in June 1962.
Early Girls' Child Care lesson in Room 7. c 1960's. Girl far left is June Whittle (now Mrs June Preston) If you can identify anyone here email us at school
Mr D. Culshaw and class in the Woodwork Room in the early 1960's. If you can identify anyone here email us at school
Miss B. Brindle and class with their Christmas cakes, early 1960's  If you can identify anyone here email us at school
Press report of Prize Giving evening 1966
Sports Day presentations 1966
Left to right:

P.E. Teacher, Tony Cooper (Games Captain),Mr Montgomery (P.E. Teacher), Jackie Lee (nee Jakiemczuk) Games Captain, Miss Reddy, Mr & Mrs Montgomery, Fr Fitzsimons.
P.E. has always had a strong presence. Pupils enjoyed a full range of activities and competed against other Leyland and Chorley schools with considerable success.
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