Class of ’75 remember ahead of reunion on 21st May
There are some great plans for the Class of ’75 reunion which takes place on 21st May at the New Comrades Club, including a buffet and music. Other activities during the weekend include a tour of the school on Friday 20th May, a tour of the Georgian Theatre on the morning of 21st May and then a walk from the Old Station on the Sunday morning. If you would like to find out more and sign up for the events please join the facebook page.
Mary Strong is looking forward to the weekend of celebrations and has shared some memories of her time at Richmond School which we hope you’ll enjoy reading below:
Weren’t we SO lucky to have been educated at Richmond School?
Weren’t we so lucky that our teachers were motivated enough to help us become the best that we could be?
Wasn’t it just amazing that they took the time to get to know us; taking the time to find out about what would motivate each and every one of us?
Didn’t we gain so much from the breadth of their experience to help us move from our parochial viewpoints to a wider perspective of how we fitted into the wider world?
I remember our ground-breaking relationship and sexuality education lessons.
I remember our after-school film clubs and the ‘Doors’ debates around the importance of feminism. I remember watching Woody Allen’s ‘’Manhattan” and Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” and how these films expanded our view of the world.
How lucky we were to be educated by such intelligent, connected, thoughtful staff?
Mary Strong (Richmond School 1975-82)
Mary is a Powys lead for Wellbeing and Equalities, at County Hall in Llandrindod Wells, developing a whole-school approach to improving emotional health and mental well-being, in line with the new Curriculum for Wales. The new Welsh curriculum puts the well-being of learners and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child at its heart. She has been seconded from her role as headteacher in a Powys primary school.