Help restore a little piece of history!

November 8, 2019

 

In Reception, does the pattern beneath your feet look familiar?

Today's Sewell Park logo was created directly from one of the fronds of this mosaic floor, created in 1929! 

Did you know?
... The spray of rowan (leaves and berries) repeated in the mosaic pattern was an emblem of the Girls' Municipal Secondary School on Duke Street, before it moved to the current site/building - here - in 1929. There were photos of the students wearing white dresses and waving rowan branches on Empire Day.

 

When the Blyth Secondary School opened on this site, the emblem was incorporated into the design of the Italian marble mosaic of the entrance lobby. The intertwined letters BSS became the hat badge, depicted in red, for the new school uniform. Fast-forward! World War II ... Comprehensive education ...The Blyth-Jex School ... The Kett Sixth Form ...Year 7 transfer and new buildings ... Sewell Park College ... Sewell Park Academy. 

 

Our beautiful, historic mosaic floor survived all of this, but now it needs help! It’s going to cost

 

approximately £8,000 to repair. Please consider donating to our worthwhile cause here

 

 

 

 

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