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Mary's welcome at school at any time!

NORTH Huddersfield Trust School has been welcoming a very special guest of honour.

For venturing back into the classroom was 95-year-old Mary Oldroyd who worked at the former Fartown High School for 10 years from 1975 as a teacher of dance and drama.

Her son, Simon, arranged for her to visit her old place of work and meet students past and present.

Mary spent time looking through pictures and articles in the school's scrapbooks and met with strategic finance manager, Mrs Nicola Booth, who remembers Mary from her own time as a pupil at Fartown High.

Nicola and Mary reminisced about other teachers from the same period and shared stories of the school's history.

Mary also spent time in the drama department with a group of Year 9 students and James Turner, head of drama. Having watched the lesson, she said: "It is lovely to see the students are not given a script but are allowed to create their own pieces of theatre. They worked really well in their teams and everyone made sure that each person had a part to play."

Mary left the students with some wise words: "Enjoy being young!" Mrs Booth said: "We feel honoured to have had such a special guest in school and all staff and students made her feel so welcome.

"Mary is welcome back here any time."


Mary Oldroyd's visit to her old school. She is pictured with Nicola Booth, reminiscing about the school's history

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 24, 2015
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