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A Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to this publication that celebrates the centenary of Parson Street Primary School. Whether you are a current member of our school community, or someone who has contributed to the history of our school, we hope you will enjoy the memories that are shared here.
Parson Street a special place and has had a great impact on many of our lives. It is the first school I taught in and when, in 2004, I had the opportunity to come back as Headteacher, it was the greatest honour of my life. A recent visitor said: �Parson Street was very good last time I came, now it is even better!� I am sure many of you will look back over years and say what a great place Parson Street was � well, we want it to keep getting better and better for many years to come.
During our centenary celebrations we will be giving the children opportunities to think about what life was like at Parson Street in 1909 and how things have changed since. Many of the things that faced the staff and the first Headteacher, Mr Powell, are probably very similar but I am sure there are also many differences. The ways they dealt with those things were probably very different � no slipper or cane in 2009!
I would like to pay tribute to all my predecessors as Headteacher at Parson Street. Most of them I have never met but I can tell the sorts of people they were by what they left behind. Likewise, past pupils, parents, governors and staff members have all left a fantastic legacy that we can continue into the 21st Century.
Our website www.parsonstreet.com has lots of information about the school. I would like to draw your attention to the Memories and Centenary sections. Here you can add your thoughts and ideas. We would love to hear from you! Finally, I would like to thank our Deputy Headteacher, Louise Hopcroft, and the Centenary Committee, for all the hard work they have put into making our celebrations a success.
What a great place Parson Street is!
Mark Lacey, Headteacher, January 2009
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR