Great designs #creativity https://t.co/NU2YkCn3GM
10th May 2021
Shortly after the launch of our new website in 2014, we came across the website of the ‘Old Girls’ from when the two school buildings were separately known as Lawnswood High School (for girls) and Leeds Modern (for boys).
The website is a fascinating mix of facts about the old schools and humorous reminiscences of life at the school pre-1971. Read about uniform, lessons, sport and the dreaded showers, crime and punishment and much more! Even if you were not a pupil in those days, you will not fail to be enthralled by the stories and images. There are also some articles by the boys!
“I hated wearing hats and gloves but it was a punishable offence to arrive or leave school without them, and if a pupil had the temerity to do so they had to wear the neglected items all the next day.” Hilary Steeple ’44-’51
“During and immediately after the war the windows were covered with a sticky mesh-like covering to avoid the glass splintering if the building was bombed. I seem to remember people who sat by the windows used to try to peel this off in idle moments.” Irene Furze ’43-’54
We are extremely grateful to webmaster Sandra Midgley for allowing us to use some of the images from the website, and for using her newsletter to ask her members to sign up for our own new Alumni.
Morrisons has launched the Morrisons Little Library in its stores across the UK. Customers can take in unwanted books to donate & all children, teenagers & parents can pick up a book for free. @Morrisons #WORDS #LawnswoodLovesReading #readingforpleasure #communication https://t.co/y9KtYZS9tp
10th May 2021
Mrs South's Saturday Book Club: Hetty is a tiny baby when she’s left at the Foundling Hospital. She lives with a foster family until she’s old enough to go to school. Read 'Hetty Feather' by Jacqueline Wilson #LawnswoodLovesReading #WORDS #readingforpleasure #communication https://t.co/P41oUJYS4z
8th May 2021
The University of Leeds has launched a new online hub for students in Years 7 – 13. Packed with pre-recorded talks, student blogs & study skills resources, it is designed to encourage students to think about university. #FOYF #curiosity https://t.co/vekFfPbVyL https://t.co/OKrFE2fdP1
7th May 2021
Author of the week, A.M. Dassu, is sharing her book 'Boy, Everywhere' for you to read for FREE! It’s all about Sami’s journey across countries & continents to the UK to escape the war in Syria. #LawnswoodLovesReading #WORDS #communication https://t.co/NKZNz43jUc https://t.co/zLMVKEPu8F
7th May 2021