Chesterfield exhibition reflects on grammar school life

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Generations of Chesterfield Grammar School pupils will be able to relive their school days with a new exhibition at Chesterfield Museum.

The Chesterfield Grammar School exhibition opens at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction on Saturday and runs until September 6.

The exhibition, staged with the help of members from the Old Cestrefeldian Society, will chart the history of the school and reflect school life during the past century.

On display will be a cap from each school house, trophies and video of school life during the 1960s.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “They say school days are the best days of your life and I’m sure this exhibition will bring back many memories for former Chesterfield Grammar School pupils.

“It will also be a good way for children to learn what school life was like in days gone by and allow them to compare it with their own experiences of school.”

This year marks the 420th anniversary of the school’s founding.

It was one of the earliest schools in Chesterfield, founded by a bequest from Sir Geoffrey Foljambe.

The school closed in 1991 and the site is now occupied by Brookfield Community School.

Chesterfield Museum is open each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.