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Selby High School

Selby High School

A History for the Future

In 2008 Selby High School celebrated its centenary, it was a fantastic year for the school, with a range of activities and events taking place throughout the year.  During the year the school collected together a range of memorabilia and documentation about the history of the school.  This culminated, in May, in a day of celebration involving students and staff, past and present, governors and parents, carers and guardians. Staff, students and governors at the time became very interested and inquisitive about the origins and the history of the school.   We are all proud to be part of a school that is now in its second century.  Many of us, however, at the school are very aware that much of the history of the school has been lost over the years.  Record keeping for a large period of the last century was not well documented.  We are all a little sad that for many of these years care was not taken to maintain a history of the day to day events and successes of the school.

Therefore, over recent years the school has worked hard to maintain a comprehensive record of the school that can be accessed and referenced in the future.  We hope that future staff & students will be able to use these records as part of their history lessons.  With this in mind, as well as celebrating our most aspiring students we have today unveiled the Selby High School Honours boards.  These boards list all of the students of Selby High School who have been invested as House Captains and Vice Captains, Sports Captains and Prefects since 2008.  The new honours boards have been given pride of place in the LRC.  We have calculated that we have at least enough space to represent the honours gained for the next 94 years.  It’s pleasing to think that maybe in 94 years’ time children and grandchildren of those named on the boards will be able to celebrate the bicentenary of the school and view, with pride, the names of those listed today on the honours boards.