Field of Poppies
To mark the ninety years since the end of the First World War ninety wooden poppies were ‘planted’ in the Heads Garden by thirty year nine history students in a special event held on Wednesday 5th November 2008. This was an act of special significance for Moseley School for in 1914/15 our school buildings (Spring Hill College) were used as a barracks by the young men who joined the 3rd Birmingham Pals battalion (later, 16th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment). Many of these young men fought in the most famous battles of World War One, including the Somme. More than 650 battalion members were killed in action over the course of the war.
Many bodies were never recovered.
Year nine students were also involved in researching the stories of the young men who were trained at Moseley Barracks, producing a wall display to illustrate the great sacrifice made not only by these men but also by others from within the British armed forces recruited from many parts of the British Empire.
The event was supported by members of the Moseleians Association who sponsored it and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it such a great success. On the day we were joined by Terry Carter author of ‘The Birmingham Pals Battalions’ and Malcolm Hilton, Doreen Sedgwick and Dave Sedgwick who were dressed in contemporary uniform. Our visitors also participated in a very informative question and answer session with the students.
This poignant, educational event was featured in ITV’s Central News on the same day and in the Birmingham
It is with great sadness that we report John (Dad!) Roberts (Metalwork) passed away on 26th November 2013. John taught at Moseley Modern then Moseley School from 1970-96, retiring as Head of CDT. He was a very special and lovely man - one of those one offs, it's a privilege to have known and worked with. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 10th December. Should you wish to attend please email email@example.com
Richard Cobb has been elected Chairman of the Moseleians Association and we wish him every success in his new role.
A memorial mosaic which replaces a doorway left 'hanging' by recent building works and funded by the bequest of David Marks, who was a pupil at Moseley from 1948 to 1953, has been unveiled.
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The next Moseleians committee meeting is at 5.30pm on Tuesday 14th January 2014. Venue - Moseley School. Members wishing to attend should contact the secretary
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mike Leddy, officially opened Moseley School's new wing on 30th June 2013.
Gazette Issue 36
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The ancient heart of the school, Spring Hill College, has benefitted greatly from almost £4 million pounds of refurbishment.
The school has now reorganised into eight 'Houses', the names of which are based on the original eight Oxford colleges
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