Former pupils and staff of Carlton le Willows are being invited to join a new society which has been formed to help celebrate the school’s rich history.
The Carlton le Willows Salix Society was formed back in October last year, with 200 former pupils turning up to a launch event alongside Gedling MP Vernon Coaker and the Mayor of Gedling Barbara Miller.
The society is now on the hunt for more people to sign up, with society leaders believing there must still be around 8000 former pupils eligible to join.
Society chairman Steve Watts said: “The society is working with the current Academy and trying to encourage former pupils and staff to help put a history back into the school.
“We currently have nearly 200 members and the majority of which attended the Grammar School, some like myself went to the Technical Grammar School. We believe there is close to 8000 former pupils out there.
“The society needs members, especially former staff and pupils that attended any of the schools since 1973.”
Mr Watts added: “We are looking for memorabilia, photos, trophies and uniforms from any school that was on the site from 1953!
“We are setting up display cabinets in both school buildings to show the old school magazines, photos and memorabilia from former pupils.”
The group recently launched a new website that has exclusive access areas for paid up members that contain memorabilia from across the years, which can be found at www.clwsalix.co.uk
The society are also holding their first AGM next Saturday (March 16) at the Academy and are welcoming anyone wishing to become a member. Membership currently costs £10 per year. The event starts at 11.30am.
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