Mossley school seeks stories from past pupils and staff

A MOSSLEY primary school is reaching out to former pupils and staff to help create a catalogue of stories building up its history. 

St George’s CE Primary would like to hear from anyone who attended the school between 1980 and 2023.

The school is looking for stories and memories – both happy and sad – as part of its 150th birthday celebrations.

The birthday was celebrated on August 11 last year, when a tea party was held for pupils and staff, past and present, and the local community.

St George's School MossleyBut the Stamford Street school is continuing to mark the milestone, with pupils completing a history unit based around the theme between January and April.

Rachael Gorczyca, a teacher at St George’s, explained: “Some classes, for example, have looked at the Kings and Queens over the last 150 years and others looked at how Mossley was involved in the Second World War.

“Soon we are planting a time capsule and then embarking on an art project with a local artist.

“The reason for the living history project is that we have the handwritten records of the school’s history dating from 1873, when it opened, to the 1980s.

“However, after this point, we have no more records. We’d love to hear from any ex-pupils or staff members – any of their stories of school life – so that we can build a picture of what St George’s was like during the times we don’t have records for.

“You can send it in whatever format works for you – handwritten letter, email, video – and then I will collate everything together.”

Anyone who would like to get involved can email 150@st-georges-mossley.tameside.sch.uk

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