It's obvious that most Old Woolverstonians have deep feelings for the
school. This is only natural for the place where our young
minds and bodies
in an unusually close, comradely, intense and stimulating - and sometimes
painful - community.
But there is another very concrete reason why our nostalgia is more than
usually strong - the extraordinary variety of sporting and cultural opportunities
which were made available to us. I say "made available", because
it didn't happen by accident, but was down to the dedication, inspiration
and perspiration of generations of schoolmasters. Almost every year of
the school's existence saw plays, concerts, operas and reviews, quite
apart from the sporting events. This gave every boy the opportunity to
develop his natural talents to the full, so that many became talented
stage performers as well as excellent sportsmen.
activities gave us the chance to work, play and learn together in the
pursuit of excellence. We learned the value of teamwork, of practice,
of dedication, of project management, even if we didn't know the term.
Very often, with lots of help, we did achieve excellence, and the memory
has stayed with us all these decades.
and the sports pages are a tribute to the teachers and pupils who helped
create this special Woolverstone tradition.
producers, players, directors, conductors,
set designers etc are missing: Neil Clayton,
Ernie Green and Ben
Turner for a start.
Apologies to one and all,
but these are all the
photos I have.
Patrick Hutton |