50th Anniversary celebrations at Siddal Moor

Date published: 26 November 2018


Siddal Moor saw a gathering of the school community spanning the last 50 years as staff, students and governors, past and present, celebrated, shared stories and reminisced on Saturday 17 November.

Claire Towers, from Siddal Moor Sports College said: “Mayor Zaman unveiled a plaque kindly donated by Heywood Rotary Club, which was a wonderful start to the celebrations.

Mayor Mohammed Zaman unveils a plaque donated by Heywood Rotary Club at Siddal Moor Sports College 50th Anniversary celebrations

“Cakes made by present staff were served up amid a vast display of photos, trophies and memorabilia reaching back as far as Heywood Grammar School.

“With students past and present providing entertainment and tours of the building, there was much to discuss about the changes Siddal Moor has seen, and those that are yet to come with the planned extension in 2019.

“The school was delighted to welcome the first two Head Boys, David Cross and John Heywood and also some of the original staffing team including Mavis Taylor and Mike and Eleanor Law.

“Current Head Boy and Girl Robert and Mia gave speeches along with Head of School Simon White.

Mayor Mohammed Zaman speaking to the Head Boy and Girl at Siddal Moor Sports College 50th Anniversary celebrations

“Everyone agreed that the building looked fantastic set up with numerous displays, decorations and memory boards.

“The feedback from those in attendance was really positive, with stories of years gone by being relived for all to share.”

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