Our inaugural ‘Alumni Coffee Morning’ took place on Wednesday 25 September; it was a huge success and an incredible experience for all involved.
Over 20 former students that attended the school in the 1960’s and 1970’s (then Brierley Hill Grammar School) came to visit us for the morning, to share their experiences from their school days with us, and see for themselves how the school has changed over the past 30, 40 in some cases almost 50 years!
The feedback from our alumni was overwhelming and we have shared some of the wonderful comments below. From our perspective it was so interesting to listen to the amazing careers our former students have forged, we have spoken with teachers, opera singers, international sports coaches, actors, business owners, chartered accountants, dentists plus many more diverse professionals. Two of our former students travelled from Buckinghamshire just to visit us today, we are so proud and privileged.
There is a small gallery from the morning available on our Facebook Page and below you can read some of the feedback left by our visitors:
‘Great to see the school doing so well, a very informative tour by the students’ (M Cox 1964-1971)
‘Excellent experience to see the incredible changes that have occurred over the years!’ (A Graham)
‘Thank you for the wonderful trip down memory lane. Many changes, but still the same core values. I am proud to be an ‘old’ student and wish the school all the best for the future’ (S Wood 1967-1974)
‘The atmosphere seems much more relaxed than in our day! Thanks to Jake and Lucianne for our tour!’ (S Gardner 1967-1973)
‘Overall impression is that the students have many more opportunities today. Amazing facilities here. Thanks to Jake & Lucianne!’ (J Udall 167-1974)
‘Excellent teacher/pupil participation! Blessing & Savannah were a delight, great to see how the school has progressed for all positive reasons, thank you!’ (C Shakespeare)
‘This has been an amazing experience – worth the drive up!’ (from Buckinghamshire!!!) (J Shaw 1962-1967)
‘Very impressed with the young ladies that showed us around. Only science & PE recognisable from my day. Facilities are great and investment has been made in the right areas’ (R Knowles 1974-1980)
‘Many thanks for the chance to revisit our old school! It brings back so many happy memories. Many aspects of the building are still the same but can obviously see the improvements.I am really impressed with all the changes & students and pupils were so welcoming. I am glad to see the uniform is still the same – long may it reign!!’ (A Packwood 1967-1971)
‘So glad I came. What a wonderful ethos throughout the school. It was lovely to meet the pupils – their pride is in great evidence as is the staff’s pride in them. Many thanks!’ (H Rea)
We have collected lots of ‘Bromlians’, the old school magazine, and we will be taking photographs of the stories and pictures to share in the near future along with other amazing paraphernalia our guests brought in for us to see!
We may even be tempted to relaunch the Bromlian for our students!