We are endebted to Gerald Sables who has lovingly and painstakingly documented our school, and its sad demise in 2013.
This clip is taken from YouTube. It is not on our own servers.
I have exported every old article from my blogs that had to do with Adwick School.
There is also a good deal of poetry. If you would like to see this, go to http://adwickschool.cqd.nu/category/philosophical/poetry-philosophical/ You can also see this section by clicking “Poetry” on the menu line. Posts in this section sometimes give you the background to a particular poem, like, for example when our school was being knocked down in April 2013.
I hope you like the revamped Memorial to Adwick School!
Following the lead of the Percy Jackson alumni, I have created a Facebook Group. I am already a member of the Percy Jackson group on Facebook, and former “piglets” are more than welcome in the Adwick group.
In the current situation, where people only seem to remember the time at the end of our school, and not those years that showed it in a better light, I think Facebook is probably the best way to build our own alumni. The Adwick Group is called “Hey, just a minute. In my day, Adwick School was a very GOOD school”. As you can see from the title, it is intended to be a place for those of us who somehow do not relate to the negative things others (quite a lot of them actually) have been saying.
If you are interested in this group, please read the notes first. These tell you what we are about:
This group is for former Adwick School pupils and staff. More importantly it is for us who have something postive to say about the place, and our time there. We register the fact that some people have other views, especially those who were there in its final decade. Yet the opposing view is that especially before that time, Adwick School used to be a very good one. This is therefore the view that we have in this group.
Please note. By saying that we believe our school used to be very good, this is NOT the same thing as claiming we necessarily always liked it. Some of us did, some of us didn’t.
There is only ONE rule. Please respect it. We have the same rule as the group for the Percy Jackson Grammar School (our predecessor school):
“Please don’t post anything negative or derogatory about any pupil or teacher – let’s just remember the good things.”
Use common sense. The whole point of this group is to remember the good things, or at the very least to say that you don’t quite relate to some other people’s less than flattering accounts.
My dream is that we can build an Adwick alumni. This web page you are on now can also be used too, and I hope it will be. Indeed, there was one point when Adwick School had the pupils who now conceivably might be interested in writing things and/or producing things for this tribute page. This page has the ability to create groups (based on the houses), as you can see from the menu… and the ability to create members only areas. It would really be nice not only to have an organisation that one day could muster reunions, but one that was able to produce something literary too!
In the meantime, however, we first must do that building – getting former pupils to come together. Facebook is probably the best way of doing that. Join our group here! For the time being no log in will be used on this tribute site. However, the “houses” are there…. just waiting for everyone to move into them!