Wickford Junior Schools
The Wooden Horse. A joint Wickford Junior schools Music project in the 1980s
These 4 photos were taken during a joint school weekend away (in Clacton?) in the 1980s, I think. I believe the schools were Wickford County Junior, North Crescent and Hilltop Junior. We gathered a group from each school to practise music for an oratorio called “The Wooden Horse”, a complicated and challenging work to perform.
In photo 1 I think its Sarah Carter just on the edge of the picture holding the drumstick.
In photo 2 it’s disco time in the evening. Claire Donaldson is towards the back of the group, looking to the right of the picture. Sarah Carter has the dark blue jumper on. Lisa has the green jumper on
In photo 3 the disco continues. Sarah Blundell, in red, leads a group with Susan Tucker behind and possibly Sarah Carter behind her. In the other group Debbie Hughes with blonde hair is looking straight to camera. I`m sure that all of these were from WCJS, but regret I need prompting about the other names.
In photo 4 I guess this was a dress rehearsal (probably at WCJS as there`s a mixture of children I recognise and some I don`t. All the front row are from WCJS,centre is Claire Donaldson. Behind them I think are all WCJS too. Third row from front has the two Anstead boys either end. Fourth row from front, right hand end, Tracey Williams is sitting.
It was only much later in my teaching career that I realised how lucky I was to be doing things like this with junior age children, to have the enthusiasm of the children, the support of parents and of the staff too.
I do hope that they will identify themselves and are able to post up their memories of their time in the juniors!