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St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

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Juniors in the Archives

This Lent term Year 5 have been learning about the history of St Helen’s; to help we went to the Archives. We tried on lots of uniform and we learnt about the pets. Some of the pets were Giles and Gemma: they were the St Helen’s cats in the 1930s.

St Helen’s in Abingdon and St Katharine’s in Wantage were both numbering low on students so with time and lots of paperwork they merged and became the one school it is today. This school also used to be a boarding school and at boarding school there had to be rules, so they had a brown report book where they would write down what they had done wrong. One funny thing is that Mrs Paterson took away the House system and she now has a House named after her.

Evey, Year 5

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