Ballard School "Your School"....
We are at the exciting stage of setting up our Alumni Association for anyone who once studied at Ballard or our associated schools: Great Ballard School, Edinburgh House and Fernhill Manor. Our school goes back a long way, with pupils dating right back to 1914. It is not our intention to go back quite this far, yet it would be wonderful to have past pupils visiting Ballard.
We are naturally proud of what we have achieved over the years, and would like all pupils, past and present, to share in our success.
You can see from this new school website how we have progressed since 1914, and the Alumni section will play a major role in promoting our new Association. I would strongly recommend that you regularly ‘keep an eye’ on this site to check for any upcoming events and to read the various ex-pupil profiles that will have been forwarded to us.
To run smoothly an association such as ours will require a comprehensive data base. With this in mind, I would be grateful if you complete the contact details section below and submit this to our website. You will then be assured of receiving any further Alumni news.
We would like to set up an initial committee to discuss the best way forward. If you feel you could spare the time to be a committee member please contact me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01425 611153.
Director of Development and Alumni
BALLARD BANTER Alumni / Development matters....
Remembrance … Arthur Page / Leonard Dickson
We felt very privileged to be with two alumni of our school dating back to before the Second World War for our Remembrance Service this year.
Dr Arthur Page and Squadron Leader Leonard Dickson both shared their memories of their school days, Dr Page recounting his impressive innings on our square when playing for Edinburgh House (Lee on Solent) against Great Ballard School in 1936!
Leonard Dickson delighted us with his tales of Fire Escape practice abseiling out of his dormitory window up in the top floor where the maths rooms are! His short address to the school was poignant as he reminded our pupils to focus on the positive aspects of life, even when considering the terrible sacrifices made by our troops in war.
It was lovely also to see our year 6 students learning so much from the war veterans that were with us on that special day.