As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations we have been dusting off our archive material and look forward to sharing some highlights with you. If you are a past pupil, your mother, grandmother, great grandmother attended Glenlola and have a special artefact or precious part of the uniform packed away as a keepsake, and you would be interested in loaning it to the school for our forthcoming 125th anniversary exhibition in Bangor Museum, then we would dearly love to hear from you! Please get in touch if you have anything of interest. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the substantial archiving exercise, we have been carrying out for the past year, an oral archive in which former staff, pupils and friends of the school were given the opportunity to talk about their memories of Glenlola Collegiate was produced.
Excerpts from this archive will be played as part of the exhibition at Bangor Heritage Centre and the full interviews can be accessed via the links below.
Richard Finlay – former Principal
Moya Gibson – former prep and GCS pupil and Head of PE
Linda McCombe – former English teacher and Head of English Department
Israel Abernethy – former Head of Spanish.
Jennifer Bell – former prep and GCS pupil, Music teacher and Head of Middle School
Anne McClelland – former English teacher
Lorna Monroe – in 33rd and final year of teaching at GCS and Michael Shanks – in 40th and final year of teaching at GCS.
Ruth Cousins – in 34th year of teaching at GCS.
Carol Fitzsimmons MBE – former pupil and current Chief Executive Young Enterprise NI
Joan Smyth CBE – former Chair and Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission [1992-1999], Chair the Board of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company, responsible for all public transport in NI [1999-2007], appointed to the Board of the All-Ireland body developing the electric grid [2007-2016].
Suzanne Hamilton – former Head Girl 2010-2011.
Emma Whitford – former pupil 1991-1997, current teacher of Geography.
Lindsey Finch – former pupil, Study Supervisor and temporary Geography teacher [maternity cover]
Ivan Thompson – former Head of the PTA, former Chair of BOG, current BOG member.