Celebrating St Wilfrid’s 40th anniversary

St Wilfrids School  July 1991  young actors in rehearsal of Blast Off.

St Wilfrids School July 1991 young actors in rehearsal of Blast Off.

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of St Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School in South Shields.

And in order to commemorate the occasion, I’ve selected a number of photographs taken at the school from over the years.

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School 1989  produced a French newspaper

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School 1989 produced a French newspaper

The first, to the right, shows budding actors from the school in rehearsal for a production of Blast Off, in July 1991. Did you take part in the show? Please get in touch and tell me all about it.

Below it, from 1990, is a shot of St Wilfrid’s under-17s Northern Cross Country Championship winners.

They were, left to right, Emma Cooke, Helen Nuttal, Joanna Greggs, Gillian Tooley, Elizabeth Montgomery and Catherine Bebbington.

What can you tell me about the winning team?

St Wilfrids School football 1994

St Wilfrids School football 1994

Across the page (top picture), we have an image of a busy newsroom, when, back in May 1989, these youngsters produced their own French language newspaper, Escargot Nordique (Northern Snail). Why such a strange title?

Below left, these students were rustling up a tasty treat in 1987, when they produced a batch of waffles.

The young cooks are, left to right, Julie O’Neil, Joanne Gibbons and Mandy White.

Apparently the girls sold the waffles to fellow pupils in order to raise funds for a worthy cause. Do you know how much they made and what the good cause was?

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School win under 17's Northern Cross Country Championship.
Pictured left to right:  Emma Cooke, Helen Nuttal, Joanna Greggs, Gillian Tooley, Elizabeth Montgomery and Catherine Bebbington.

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School win under 17's Northern Cross Country Championship. Pictured left to right: Emma Cooke, Helen Nuttal, Joanna Greggs, Gillian Tooley, Elizabeth Montgomery and Catherine Bebbington.

Also raising funds were the youngsters shown taking part in a sponsored lollypop lick in March 1990.

Did you help contribute towards the £500 raised for the Across Jumbulance Appeal?

Finally, below, is what appears to be a trophy-winning football team. Can you shed any light on the green and white-clad winners?

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School  July 1987  Left to right:  Julie O'Neil, Joanne Gibbons and Mandy White with waffes and toppings they have sold to fellow pupils.

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School July 1987 Left to right: Julie O'Neil, Joanne Gibbons and Mandy White with waffes and toppings they have sold to fellow pupils.

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School March 1990  raised over �500 in a sponsored lollipop suck for the Across Jumblance.

St Wilfrids Comprehensive School March 1990 raised over �500 in a sponsored lollipop suck for the Across Jumblance.