Celebrating 100 Years of History
Alumni from the 20th and 21st centuries, former staff and other guests celebrated the school's achievements in over 100 years of history. The exhibition resulted from a special year-long joint project between Acton High School students, staff and the Acton History Group, in particular Maureen Colledge. The Borough Archivist, Dr Jonathan Oates, also helped.
Click through the photos below to see the exhibition.
The many fascinating artefacts on display include photos, silhouettes, school uniforms and songs, written records and the school’s role in the 1948 London Olympics.
Click through the photos below to explore some of the artefacts on display.
Former student Tom Gibbons had the distinction of being the only one present to have been educated at the school’s original Woodlands site in Mill Hill Road, now part of Ealing & West London College. The school moved to Gunnersbury Lane just before the Second World War. Attendees included the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, Councillors Jasbir Anand, Labour Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, David Millican, Leader of Ealing Conservatives, along with staff, students, family and friends from the community.
Click through the photos below to see just some of the community who attended.
The below video has impressions of the school’s history from Headteacher, Dr Andy Sievewright, Head of Humanities, Nick Taylor and Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, along with a further selection of photos to celebrate the event.