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Celebrations to mark Ghyll Royd School’s 125 years
1:30pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Local news
Children at Ghyll Royd School will be celebrating the school’s 125th anniversary when they start the new term this week.
Ghyll Royd, at Burley-in-Wharfedale, was founded in 1889 by Augustus Wooldridge Godby. After 14 years of running the school, Mr Godby bought the house and remained as headmaster for 33 years, but died after catching a chill at the school’s November 5 bonfire event in 1922.
Mr Godby’s dedication to Ghyll Royd and his long-standing headship was a trend that continued, with several head teachers staying for many years.
Ghyll Royd’s most recent appointment, Jo Jenkinson, now in her second year, is looking forward to celebrating 125 years of Ghyll Royd and marking its history with a number of events and improvements to the school that will take place this year.
She said: “Founded in 1889, Ghyll Royd School has seen many changes over the years, but has always remained true to its traditional values whilst also moving with the times.”