Published on: 16 May 2019

Boys from Pre-Primary to Year 2 were taken back in time courtesy of old boys who attended Christ Church in the 1940s.

Old boys Michael Moore (’47) and Kevan Hewett (’46) spoke with Classes PPMW and PPBG on what school was like when they were young students, and how things have vastly changed since that period.

“The boys were engaged throughout as they heard interesting stories and witnessed artefacts including a vintage type-writer, marbles and the old school tie,” says Pre-Primary Teacher, Ms Misty Waters.

“This term the boys have been learning how stories are passed down through generations in different ways and these talks have been a wonderful supplement to their development.”

“The boys discovered how the term ‘supermarket ‘was once commonly known as corner shop, and how in the 1940s shop staff generally selected items on behalf of the customer.”

Also adding to the list of guests were brothers Peter (’45) and Robert Lynn (’49) who spoke with our Year 1s and 2s.

“Recounting school experiences was a special privilege for the old boys and an enlightening opportunity for our young students,” commented Alumni Co-ordinator, Mrs Deborah Hill.

“Their personal stories added colour and meaning to history, as the students learnt of changes to the School and technology over the past 70 years.”

“Special thanks to Michael, Kevan, Peter and Robert for their welcomed contributions.”