As reported by Ronnie Gilbody on our Guestbook, southport.gb.com have said vandals continue to target our old school buildings. The photos on that website show the buildings falling into disrepair with broken windows an all too common scene.
The grounds being empty and unused is a magnet for such destruction. Plans for refurbishment mentioned last year appear to be on hold. Quite why is anybody’s guess?
In the April edition of Chattering, the monthly newsletter for DELTA supporters, it’s reported that former Principal Miss Clark celebrated her 80th birthday in March.
On 28 March about 40 people gathered at Leadenhall School in Salisbury to celebrate Miss Clark’s special birthday and to hear her talk about the programmes she has helped set up in various countries. Miss Clark is a founder member of what was then known as NAG, now DELTA.
The celebrations included a buffet lunch and a champagne toast with Miss Clark cutting a beautifully decorated cake. Mrs Rothwell, who was a teacher at Birkdale, spoke of her energy, enthusiasm and insight which has influenced so many. Dr Tucker, the Chief Executive of Mary Hare, spoke of her many achievements in the world of deaf education.
Our congratulations go to Miss Clark on reaching this milestone and we wish her well as she continues to help deaf children the world over to learn to listen and talk.