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Ryde Academy - A History

posted 13 Jul 2017, 04:10 by Nat Admin   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 02:52 ]

A group of Year 10 history students have been looking into the history of the Academy (formerly Ryde High School, Ryde County Secondary Modern and Upper Grade).


With help from individuals and the Ryde District Heritage Centre in Union Street and the Ryde Social Heritage Group in West Street, students were able to collect lots of information. In addition, thanks to the volunteers from both the heritage groups and former students, staff and governors, they were able to get first hand information about what it was like to be a student at the school between the 1950s and 1990s.


Although small, the exhibition, shown at Ryde Aspire, is the start of what will be an extensive and much cherished archive of the school and the local community.


As we approach the end of an era, we are opening up the school on Wednesday 30th August for any ex-students who want to come and have a last look round before demolition starts in winter 2017. Refreshments will be available and you can also have a look at the exhibition and archive.


Booking is essential. Please email nnelson@rydeacademy.org if you would like to come along to any of the following slots 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm.


In the photo L-R

Chloe, Ned, Joelle Dorman (Head of History), Mr Tony Gale (former governor at Upper Grade School), Mr David Bushell (former student of Upper Grade School), Mrs Ann Barrett (Research Co-ordinator at the Ryde Social Heritage Group), Lyle and Zac.

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