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Reunion for former students of local girl’s college for those with little or no sight

 Published on: 16th May 2016   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Former staff and students of Chorleywood College for girls with little or no sight recently attended a very special reunion, as part of its 150 year anniversary celebrations. In 1987 Chorleywood College for girls with little or no sight was closed and merged with the Grammar School for boys who were blind or partially sighted in Worcester, to form the co-educational, comprehensive RNIB New College Worcester. Since then the college has become independent of the RNIB, and is a now non-maintained special school for young people who are blind or partially sighted. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of New College Worcester (NCW) and all its predecessors, and a year of celebratory events and projects kicked off in April with a Jubilee Day, when all former students and staff of the college throughout its diverse history, were invited back for a day of reunion, activities and celebrations. Mardy Smith OBE, the current Principal at NCW said, “We are so excited about all the celebrations this year. It is a tremendous achievement for a special school to have lasted for 150 years, and wonderful that so many young people have benefited over that period. It was fantastic to catch up with so many with former students and find out what they are up to now.” The Chorleywood College for Girls with little or no sight was located in Dog Kennel Lane but is now Cedars Retirement Village.  

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