St Gerards School, Castle Vale, celebrated its 40th birthday, today, on St George’s Day. Vale Mail is very grateful to Ann Nicholls of St Gerards School for the photos, one of which shows the School’s three headteachers. Most will recognise the current Headteacher, David Hird (2006-present day), and of course, Barbara Peel (1992-2006). Older readers might remember the School’s first Headteacher, Jack George (1968-1992). (click on the photos to enlarge)
Grace Reilly and Reece Woolgrove are blowing out the candles on the 40th birthday cake made by Mrs Harris.
Five priests celebrated Mass for current and past Staff and friends of the School on Friday 18th April. They are: Father Buckley, Father Maguire, Father Knight, Father Harrington (the School’s first Parish Priest) and Father Dickinson.