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I was at Byron Court from 1953 to 1959. My first teachers, Miss Robinson, Mrs Lillis, Mrs Hawkins, Mr Ridley, Mrs Fielding, Miss Leversuch used to read to us occasionally, happy days
attended Byron court school during the war years, and often spent lessons in the air raid shelter. This was a grassy mound on the playing field to distract German bombers. They were really only interested in the GEC where my mother worked, doing her bit for the war effort
I started at Byron Court Primary School in September 1967. The Headmaster was Mr. Ginn, who was such a kind gentleman. My favourite teacher was Mr. Eric Weatherly who was so engaging, kind, gentle, funny, musical (he played the organ every Sunday at St. Cuthberts Church). We were a sporty family, especially swimming. In those days, there was an outdoor, above ground swimming pool, behind the dining hall. Quite chilly, even in summer, but we all enjoyed it. We were so lucky to have that facility. I went on to become Brent Junior Champion Swimmer. I now live in West Sussex. Formthe past 20 years I have owned and run my own swim school, The Sussex Swim School. I employ 13 swimming teachers, including my son (part time, as he is studying Politics at University). We teach more than 700 pupils each week how to swim. It is great to be my own boss. So a huge thank you to Byron Court for fuelling my passion for swimming. In 2014, Swim England voted The Sussex Swim School Best Swim School in The UK, which is a real achievement. I always wanted to be a vet. However, knowing I have taught thousands and thousands of children to swim over the past 20 years fills me with joy. The UK is a tiny island, surrounded by water. I hope I have encouraged many pupils to become excellent swimmers, and saved lives. Reach for the stars young ones! Your dreams can come true.
The website is designed beautifully. Keep it up
I have such happy memories of this school. I was there from 1968 - 1975. I loved all my teachers including Mrs Kent and Mr Kent.
I wish Mrs Misquita didn't leave
I went to Byron Court between 1992 and 1999. The headteacher at the time was Mr T L Jones. I really enjoyed my time at Byron Court where I established many friendships that I have maintained to this day. The school really pushed me and I have many memories of swimming, Victorian day in year 3 (where we learnt to write in a Victorian style which I have maintained), Netball matches and much more. Interesting to see that Mrs Musquita, the Music Teacher, is still there after all these years. Ms Hammond and Mrs French were teachers that I really remember and enjoyed being taught by. We had some good memories in Year 5 when we spent a week at New Barn and in year 6 when we visited Avon Tyrell.
Wow old photos with me in! Cricket team back right and Mr Kent's class back second in right. I still have a copy of the score and lyrics of "who Stole the Tarts?". This was a children's musical / play written by Eric Weatherly and possibly by Mrs Howarth? I played Police Sergeant Bright! Good times.
excellent school!! A great time to be there!! I miss this school alot :)
Happy Christmas everyone. Mike - pupil 1963-69