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Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School

Lead Kindly Light, Lead Thou Me On

Xavier Education Trust

Michael O'Donovan

Back row (l to r). Brian Nash, William Purdue, Brian Kelly, Jimmy Darragh,
Middle row (l to r) Michael O'Donovan, Jennifer Kirwin, Maragret ?, Michelle ., Billy ?, Carol Johnson.
Front row (l to r) Shirley Black, Mark ?, Trisha Collins, Teresa Stevens, Mrs MacDonald, Freddie O'Connor, Joanna Singleton, Mark Durwig, Mary McNally.

I also have some photographs of two Easter trips to Bruges, where Mrs MacDonald's husband also accompanied us, so we always had a bagpipe tune each morning whilst in Bruges, why we didn't ask in those days!

We had a serious accident on the trip of Easter 1968 when one boy suffered a broken leg, whilst playing on a rocking horse in a playground.

I hadn't realised how small a class we were at the time, but I know teachers can only dream of classes of 18! But this also meant the sports teams were always made up of the top two classes. I remember our first two football matches were against St Cuthberts, we lost away and won at home!