In pictures: Rolling back the years at Hodgson High School

Can you spot yourself?

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 5:00 pm
Hodgson High School under 16s basketball team. Seated from left: R Colling, A Martin, P Munro, I Ogden, I Wilkinson. Standing: J Hoyle, R Wikeley, M Shuttleworth, M Jackson and J Ogden
Hodgson High School under 16s basketball team. Seated from left: R Colling, A Martin, P Munro, I Ogden, I Wilkinson. Standing: J Hoyle, R Wikeley, M Shuttleworth, M Jackson and J Ogden

These pictures from The Gazette archives will bring back memories for former pupils of Hodgson High School in Poulton.

They were a sporty lot. Plenty of trophies and awards scooped for their skills in cricket, netball and basketball - an unusual school sport in the mid eighties.

One group of pupils donned their pit gear in February 1989 and headed off to the Chatterley Whitfield Museum at Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, as part of a general studies trip.

Trophies presented to pupils at Hodgson High School by Peter Frost from Guide Dogs for the Blind. They had individually raised more than 20 each through a sponsored spell
Science class at Hodgson High School in 1990, led by Gareth Cuttle
Girls swept the board in the Blackpool National School's Public Speaking Competition. Rebecca Walls (left) a pupil at Hodgson with Heather Andrews who won the junior and senior sections.
Pupils visiting a mining musem in Chatterley, Whitfield.
Undergraduate Nicholas Law works with pupils at Hodgson as part of a scheme to attract good quality graduates into teaching
Pupils using Hodgson High School's resource centre. April 1995
Hodgson High School cricketers, winners of the Blackpool and District Schools under 14's cup -Chris Hare, Aidan McEvoy, Graham Crank, Paul Battye, Daniel Forshaw. Back: Peter Connolly, Jamie Forrester, Robert Whittaker, Jonathan Alder (capt) Abid Zargar, James Maund, Steven Speed and teacher Alva Marsden
Hodgson High School under 16s basketball team who were the Blackpool and District League Champions.. Seated from left: R Colling, A Martin, P Munro, I Ogden, I Wilkinson. Standing: J Hoyle, R Wikeley, M Shuttleworth, M Jackson and J Ogden