Now it's changing again and it will become an Academy School in September 2010 in partnership with St.Helens College and Edge Hill University. There will also be a big investment in new facilities and, I understand, a partial re-build. Hopefully, this will be a boost for the school which has had its problems over the last few years and successfully raise student aspirations.
As another chapter in the life of the old Robins Lane school closes, so the school will be commemorating its heritage with celebrations planned for this July. Brenda Williams of the school is appealing for any ex-Robins Lane and Sutton High pupils with memories of school days, photographs, school books or other memorabilia to get in touch. It sounds like an exhibition is being planned. Contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org SRW
UPDATE July 2nd 2010
A centenary exhibition detailing the history of Robins Lane and Sutton High will take place in the Drama Studio of the school on Tuesday July 6th and Wednesday July 7th at 6pm. Anyone with a past link to the school is very welcome to attend.
Robins Lane Secondary Modern Girls School c.1956 - contributed by Ivy Swift
Relevant links: Robin Lane School in Education Page; Memories of Sutton;
Partners aim to turn Sutton High into 'visionary' academy (St.Helens Star article);
School had so much success (St.Helens Star letter);
This explains my excitement when it does snow and desire to share pictures of Sutton in snow as it gives such a different look to all the sites featured in Sutton Beauty. It's not easy to capture interesting snow pictures through issues of exposure and contrast, although I'm quite pleased with how some have come out. Strangely a build-up of condensation on the lens has given a few images oil painting-like qualities. I did fall through the ice into the Sutton Mill Dam and slipped down a bank at the Clock Face Country Park in my desire to get the best possible pictures, so I do hope you enjoy them!