I remember when Chelsea School opened. There was quite a big build up
to some of our fellow students leaving, and a special commemorative
booklet was produced (I SO wish I had kept my copy!).
It was sad to say goodbye to some of our friends, but at the same time
the whole opening up and development of Chelsea and Chatswood was an exciting time.
I also remember when the old school building at the front was pulled
down and the new school hall was built. I always found that old stone
building a bit scary, and the fact that it was only used for older
students made it intimidating.
I always laugh nowadays at the fact that Mr Wargent smoked cigars at a
lectern in his classes! No teacher would even dream of doing that now!
And those wonderful hours of all fours classes singing together in the
'Open Plan'- I'm sure that's why we were such good readers as a
cohort: we were always reading song lyrics!
Melissa Elliott (nee Gouldstone) 1978-1984
Our Learning Trust is collecting memories from both the students and teachers who attended Birkenhead Primary School since 1919. We would love to hear from you!