A significant milestone is on the horizon for Wyvern College, as 2018 marks 60 years since the school was established. We are planning to commemorate our Diamond Jubilee in various ways and one initiative involves you! Our aim is to create the ‘Wyvern Story’, a collection of memories, photos and other artefacts from the last 60 years and we are looking for your contributions.
To provide some background and prompt your memories, a new secondary school was created for Fair Oak and Bishopstoke children in 1958. It was initially called Eastleigh Secondary School and was based in Eastleigh, with pupils travelling to it by bus. Within a year, the Headteacher, Robert Blatchford, chose the distinctive name of Wyvern for the school. As the local area expanded, new school buildings were constructed in Fair Oak in 1966 but it was not until 1978 that the new site was large enough and ‘the Annexe’ in Eastleigh was no longer required.
During the 80’s and 90’s, the school developed to facilitate the changing curriculum. In 1985, it achieved community status and became Wyvern Community School. With the rapid developments in Information Technology, the school was awarded Technology status in 2000, becoming Wyvern Technology College. The College continued to evolve and converted to an Academy in 2012, changing its name to Wyvern College.
So, how can you help? Did you attend the original school in 1958? Were you one of the first pupils to attend the current site in 1966? Do you remember travelling by bus to ‘the Annexe’? Did you attend Wyvern as it developed in the 80’s and 90’s? Have you kept photos and other artefacts from your time at Wyvern – books, art work, certificates, letters, medals and trophies, old school ties, programmes to school shows, video or tape-recordings? Your recollections could become part of our story, providing a great historical reference for future generations. If you can contribute in any way, please email Sue Boswell at email@example.com.
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