Wymondham College is celebrating a hugely successful finale to its 60th Anniversary celebrations. The World Class@Wymondham event saw 42 visitors from French, German and Ugandan partner schools live and work alongside College students.
The students enjoyed a week packed with a range of projects and sporting events themed around the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee.
Regional photography with the Art Department contributed to an exhibition which will be held in The Forum in Norwich in the autumn and at the end of the week, pupils from our primary cluster joined our overseas friends for an international relay race which must surely be the first of its kind at the College.
Our partners from Argentina, The Czech Republic and Spain who were not able to physically join us for the week contributed art and photography from a distance.
College Principal, Melvyn Roffe, said “We are pleased to have had this opportunity of bringing together young people and their teachers from such a range of different cultures and backgrounds to help us mark the end of our Sixtieth Anniversary celebrations. The College was set up in the aftermath of war and we are grateful that we can now celebrate the similarities and differences between countries and peoples in friendship and healthy competition.”
George Freeman, MP for Mid Norfolk said, “I congratulate Wymondham College for reaching its 60th anniversary. Bringing school children together from twinned schools in France, Germany and Uganda to celebrate the anniversary is a fantastic way to promote an understanding and appreciation of the rest of the globe which the next generation will need to thrive and prosper when they leave school. I was delighted to intervene to help bring forward the visas for the College’s Ugandan guests by explaining to my colleague, Home Office Minister for Immigration, Damian Green MP, the importance of these visas and I am very pleased they were granted in time for the visit.”
The week’s activities ended with the burial of a time capsule containing items representing life at the College and all the partner schools. The capsule will be opened during our centenary year in 2051.