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Posted on: 05/09/2017

Welcoming visitors from Australia

We were privileged to host a visit from two Australians recently, who have a unique connection to Morpeth.

Michelle Shadler's father attended Morpeth during the late 1920's/early 1930's, having been lucky enough to pass the entrance exam set by Morpeth at the time. Passing this exam meant could receive free education up to the age of 16 (Britain's school leaving age at this time was 12).

We took our visitors up the same stairs and in to the same class rooms used by her father all those years ago. Whilst we have invested heavily in impressive new facilities over the past five years, we have worked hard to preserve the unique history of our earliest buildings. 

Michelle commented that it felt very 'special' to visit the school her father talked so much about, and to have a connection with his early life in London before a new one was started in Australia in the early 1950's.

The visit felt especially poignant as 2017 marks the centenary of Michelle's father's birth.