On Thursday 14th July, a group of former staff members returned to the school for a tour of the new building.
The AFTER's (Association of Friends & Teachers Enjoying Retirement) meet on a regular basis to maintain the friendships they built at the school from 1960 onwards.
The group were given a tour of the school by Headteacher Richard Williman and three representatives from the Student Council – Sam Hoff, Jasmine Rawson and Danika Mason.
They dropped in on a number of lessons including Geography, Art, English, Science and Dance and enjoyed speaking to the students about their studies.
All visitors commented on how smart our students looked and were very impressed with their classroom behaviour and the orderly manner in which they moved around the building. Our students were, as always, a real credit to the school.
Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall who accompanied the AFTERS on their tour commented, "It was a real pleasure to welcome members of the AFTER's group back to their old school. We look forward to maintaining links with the group as they are still very much part of the Withernsea High School community. Its members lay the foundations of success in the early years of the schools' existence and we strive to continue building successes on these solid foundations for the benefit of present and future students."
Former staff who revisited the school were:
John Carling (Head of Upper School and Head of History)
1964 - 1977
1960 - 1993 (Senior Teacher and Head of Science)
Rob Drewery (Deputy Headteacher)
1970 - 1975
Brian "Killer" Kellett (Deputy Headteacher)
1963 - 1993
Ian Burn (Head of Sixth Form. Deputy Head of Upper School. Biology dept)
1963 – 1990
Dianne George (Teacher of Business Studies)
1982 - 1993
Val Kellett (Teaching Assistant - Home Economics)
1977 - 1993
Brenda Smith (School Office)
1969 - 2000
The group visit a Geography lesson taught by Mrs Harris.
John Carling (former Head of Sixth Form and Head of History) meets his modern day counterpart Keith Bedson who is current Head of Sixth Form and former Head of History.
Former Deputy Headteachers Rob Drewery (left) and Brian Kellett (right) meet Mark Crofts, one of Withernsea's current Deputy Headteachers.
Left to right: Mr Williman, Mrs Carling, Mr Carling, Mr Drewery, Mrs Drewery, Sam Hoff (student), Mr Kellett, Mrs Kellett, Mr Burn, Mrs Smith, Mr George, Mrs George, Danika Mason and Jasmine Rawson (students).