Heritage Open Day 13th September 2018

Last Thursday 13th September, Greenhead College participated in the National Heritage Festival, a festival in which 5,000 heritage events are organised across the whole of England to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.

Following the College’s award for the brand new Cooksey Building of Best New Development from the Civic Society, the Heritage Open Day was a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic building alongside our main building, which was formerly the Huddersfield Municipal Girls High School from 1909 to 1973, to the public.

Many of the guests from the evening were alumni of both the Municipal Girls High School and Greenhead College, who all thought it was fantastic to take a trip down memory lane and compare what the building was like back then to now.

The event provided various tours of the College to all the guests, which included visits to the Library, the Gladys statue, the Main Hall, the Art Studio and the award-winning Cooksey Building, as well as stopping off at particular areas due to individual requests. Principal, Simon Lett, also delivered a short presentation about Greenhead College along with refreshments to round off the evening.

Former Greenhead Principal (1973-1987), Graham Cooksey whom the Cooksey building was named after, also attended the event with his family. You can see below photos of the event including a photo of Graham Cooksey stood with the Cooksey sign.

It was a fantastic event and we hope to participate again next year.