Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's a Class Act; Old Pupils See School before It Is Closed

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's a Class Act; Old Pupils See School before It Is Closed

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Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR

SCHOOL days are said to be your happiest so wouldn't you want to relive them just for one day?

Former pupils and teachers are being invited to sit at their desks and walk along the corridors before their old school closes its gates for the last time.

The old buildings of Kenton School in Drayton Road, Newcastle, are closing this summer to make way for new facilities in time for the start of the next term in September.

The secondary, opened in 1961, is being transformed as part of the pounds 180m Building Schools for the Future project, the biggest investment in schools in the city.

To mark the end of an era, the school is inviting back former pupils, parents and staff during the last weekend of term.

People will be able to walk along the corridors for the last time and sit in the dining room and reminisce.

Deputy headteacher Val Wigham said: "When people arrive they will get a bacon butty and they will be able to wander around the classrooms, but we'll also have staff andSCHOOL days are said to be your happiest so wouldn't you want to relive them just for one day?

Former pupils and teachers are being invited to sit at their desks and walk along the corridors before their old school closes its gates for the last time.

The old buildings of Kenton School in Drayton Road, Newcastle, are closing this summer to make way for new facilities in time for the start of the next term in September.

The secondary, opened in 1961, is being transformed as part of the pounds 180m Building Schools for the Future project, the biggest investment in schools in the city.

To mark the end of an era, the school is inviting back former pupils, parents and staff during the last weekend of term.

People will be able to walk along the corridors for the last time and sit in the dining room and reminisce.

Deputy headteacher Val Wigham said: "When people arrive they will get a bacon butty and they will be able to wander around the classrooms, but we'll also have staff and pupils on hand to give tours. …

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