Back to school for old boys and girls
Teacher back at schoolROBIN RAYMOND
Former Redwoodtown School teacher Bruce Jamieson is excited to be back at his old workplace catching up with old friends and pupils.
One of the things he's most looking forward to seeing is the school classrooms.
Mr Jamieson taught at the school from 1958 to 1961 and is back in Blenheim for the school's 100th anniversary celebrations which start today.
Mr Jamieson said he had returned to the school once since he left and was looking forward to seeing the changes in the school.
"When I was there I taught in a prefab building that had been at the Delta Air Force Base. The ceilings were very, very low and the heat was substantial.
"We had a huge furnace in the room that heated the water so in winter it was cosy, but in summer they weren't the most comfortable of buildings."
Mr Jamieson left the school to study psychology at Canterbury University in Christchurch, going on to become associate professor of psychology at the university..
However, he said he always missed Marlborough and was looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and places again.
"I loved the place," he said.
"If it weren't for the university being there [in Christchurch], we probably would still be living in Blenheim.
"The whole vineyard wine industry has made the region very desirable."
- The Marlborough Express
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