We were invited to to join the Wennington School old scholars’ “Archive Weekend” last week, on 11th June 2014, and present an introduction to our Pestalozzi history and our experiences to date establishing our project. The gathering was held at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre (PETT) in Toddington, Gloucestershire, tucked away in the idyllic Cotswolds.
Along with some former members of the Caldecott Community, Red Hill School and Forest School Camps, we were also fortunate that a range of other people attended with practical and academic interest in our story.
It was inspiring to hear the enthusiastic reaction of an audience that really understood how strongly we feel about our history. Their thoughts and contributions have given us much useful information to move forward in explaining our background and promoting our aims to others.
We are indebted to Dr Craig Fees, PETT archivist and oral historian, for encouraging our activities and facilitating this recent visit.
And our thanks to the brilliant and generous Wenningtonians for their hospitality and support.