Sunderland school reunion to mark launch of new book on its history

Former teacher Mick Winter is soon to launch his book on the history of the Ashbrooke Road Relay.
Former teacher Mick Winter is soon to launch his book on the history of the Ashbrooke Road Relay.
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“LETS celebrate the old boys’ success.”

Mick Winter is hoping to bring together the cream of the crop at a get-together of past pupils of St Aidan’s Catholic Academy.

Mick, 67, of Ashbrooke, who attended the school in the 1950s, and returned as a teacher in 1972, said he wants to use the third reunion to inspire today’s pupils.

“Some of the pupils have achieved fantastic success,” he said.

“I think it is important to draw on that fact and the great memories that people have of the school, and share it with pupils.”

Grandad-of-one Mick, who has penned The History of the Ashbrooke Road Relay 1960 to 2013, organised the reunion on Saturday to coincide with the launch of the book.

It touches on St Aidan’s link with the event and helps celebrate the school’s rich history of sport.

Mick is donating money raised from the night to Ovarian Cancer Research in memory of his 
wife Christine, who died last year, and hopes famous faces linked with the school will make an appearance. “It’s a chance for 
everyone to get together,” he 
said.

“Anyone who has connections with the school can come.

Refreshments will be available on the night, to be held in the school’s main hall from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 each and are available by calling 553 6073, via email, st.aidans@schools.sunderland.gov.uk, or from the school.