Article reproduced from M.O. Magazine, The magazine of Moseley School.
Many of you will be aware of the work of our alumni association: The Moseleians.
We are really grateful for the time and effort they spend supporting our school and helping with the development of our site and our understanding of the lives of ex-students.
Recently, the Moseleians helped us develop our Inclusion Unit where students who are finding that they have additional challenges can gain the support they need to overcome these.
Richard Cobb, Chairman of The Moseleians says: ‘It is very fitting that the inclusion unit is now to be named after Rod Ling. Mr Ling was a dedicated teacher who always gave every student the opportunity to be the best that they could be. He was also very interested in researching the history of the school – which stretches back over 160 years – and he worked with the Moseleians Association of nearly 500 ex-students to broadcast that school history to the wider community. His book – If These Walls Could Whisper – explores that history in a different way and reaches a wider audience outside of the school.
Nuffield House’s Madan Jagne delivered the opening speech at the centre’s opening:
‘Gardening Club has been a refreshing activity for me and I am really grateful to everyone who has worked on opening this centre. The work Miss Zabia and Miss Harris do has been sensational.
Miss Harris has given me advice. She has also helped me reflect on my strengths. We look at our garden and chat and we feel really proud at what we’ve achieved. Miss Zabia has been a really caring presence too. It’s nice to have been able to take pleasure in the beautiful plants we’ve grown – especially the flowers.
I am thankful we have a generous head teacher like Mr McBrien as he has bought us new tools and gloves. And it’s great that he’s given up his time to work with us on these projects too.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Rod Ling Centre and the good work we do.’