At our recent Macmillan coffee morning a local resident Mrs June Carrington came to Helsby High School to judge our 70th birthday logo competition. We were particularly proud to have June attend as it had been 70 years since she had stood in our main hall and her memories of helping bring books to Helsby Grammar School (at the time) from the previous Runcorn school came flooding back.
Helsby Grammar School was built as the replacement site for the Runcorn school 80 years ago but during WW2 the Army took over the building as war broke out. After 10 years and some refurbishments, it became Helsby Grammar School for Girls and Helsby Grammar School for Boys. As part of the comprehensive agenda the school changed names to become Helsby High School in the 1970’s. It was June that contacted the school to reminisce about her visits to the school and confirm this momentous year for Helsby High School.
We are all so proud that our school is 70 years old and students and teachers alike have been enjoying looking at old articles and pictures about our school. June who is a retired local journalist, has been able to collect interesting articles about the school over the years, many written by June herself and presented this to the school at the coffee morning.
Over 50 students entered the competition to design a logo to help celebrate our anniversary. Students were asked to design a logo that could be used on both letterheads and a poster and this was a challenge – but as is typical of Helsby students, they rose to it!
June chose the winner and Hannah S in Year 10 received a £20 voucher for winning the competition and her logo has been turned into a digital logo by a local design agency.
June was so impressed with the designs that two more were also chosen to feature in our celebrations: Sam H in Year 10 and Iona A in Year 8. These ‘runners up’ designs will also be used to help celebrate our anniversary.
We would like to say well done to all three of these students and a special thank you to June for coming to spend time at our school.