St Michael's Woolmer GreenVA C of E School
'Shine as Lights in the World'
The Parent Teacher Association started (now called the "Friends")
Mr Brian Jolly took over as Headmaster in 1980 and him and his wfie moved into the school house which had been unoccupied for sometime; having to cut back 5-6 feet of grass in the garden.
Mrs Tina Jolly, the headmaster’s wife, set up the first school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for the school – which we now call “The Friends”. The fundraising initially was to get each child a commemorative coin for Charles and Diana’s wedding. This started the legendary ‘strawberry teas’ which cost a pound a ticket, with everyone welcome to attend.
The above photograph is of the whole school in 1988.
Celebrating 125 years of St Michael's Woolmer Green School
The school celebrated it’s 125th Anniversary in 1985 where the school children and local families came together to celebrate and dressed up in outfits from about the 1860s and re-enacted what their lives would be like.
The school had a football team
The School Bell
The school finally had a school bell back in 1988 after 50 years without one. The photo below shows this event in June 1988 - Brian Jolly (headmaster), with Terence Wenham (rector) and Pam Vincent (deputy head) are seen in the picture together with children from the school.