King Edward VI School staff, students and the PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) have been working together with heritage groups to run two July events at the Morpeth school.
The first event is taking place tomorrow (Saturday) between 11am and 12.30pm at KEVI’s Advanced Study Centre.
As well as launching the school’s William Turner Garden, it will commemorate the life of the famous Morpethian who died on July 7, 1568.
For the past year, the school has been working in partnership with plant historian Dr Marie Addyman and the Friends of William Turner Morpeth group to develop a small organic garden.
It has authentic 16th century plants and during the latest student enrichment week at KEVI, Year 10 art students had their first opportunity to look at these plants and compare with illustrations from Turner’s famous 16th century Herball.
The students did their own illustrations of 16th century plants and some of these will be on display at the launch event.
Dr Addyman is one of the speakers. Michael Chapman is the other – his talk is entitled The Headmaster and the Herball.
The event is free and tickets (for refreshments) are available from KEVI reception or by emailing Sheila Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Harle at email@example.com
Memories of School Days in Morpeth During the 1950s, 60s and 70s gives former pupils the opportunity to share their school days stories with staff and current KEVI students.
Lunch will be provided by the school catering team at the event in the school’s Youth and Community Centre on Friday, July 13 from noon to 2.30pm.
Alumni Barbara Ross will talk about the history of the town’s Floral Clock.
Tickets, priced £7.50, are available from KEVI reception or by emailing Sheila Clark.