Open days mark end of era for schools

Date published: 03 July 2012

THE next two weekends mark the end of an era for two local schools.

Werneth’s former St Augustine of Canterbury school, which itself replaced the old St Anselm’s School, and Our Lady’s School in Royton, merged last September to create Newman College.

The new school has been operating from the two existing sites during this academic year, ahead of the opening of the new £30 million building on Broadway, Chadderton, in September.

To mark their closure, the two Catholic schools are hosting open days over the next two Saturdays, when current and past pupils and staff, along with any interested members of the public, are invited to look at some of the history associated with them.

On Saturday, the old St Augustine’s will be open to visitors from 11am-2pm. The former Our Lady’s will open the following Saturday, July 14.

Pupils from Newman College gathered at the new site today to bury a time capsule to mark the opening of the new building.

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