Newells Preparatory School

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How can I visit/tour school

Posted by Michael Cenicola Farah on April 22, 2018 at 4:55 PM
Michael Cenicola now Michael Farah (Viking) 1968-1973. Newell???s and Desmoor. Great info. Thanks for the memories. The major was tough but col weford/Redford was my nemisis. Lol I believe I got Extra (attention) because I was American. It didn???t help that my mom was a 70???s version of Kim Kardashian In a school where everything is strict and proper. I think the Col fought in the boar war. I live in Florida and possibly going to London this summer. Is it possible to get a school tour with my family. I believe my years at nd shaped my life. Everything seemed to be bigger than life. Best friends : Moore,chater,Miller (last names) and Alexander(alex) Hunn or now Walker who I named 2nd son after. he moved to Bermuda in 1974? Memories: the water tower (round haunted brick building ) , a cemetery in the woods, an abandoned glass building in the woods. Large creaters in woods. Giant ant mounds, My first crush.- Ann Poad who the boys made fun of but I got dizzy when she was near me. Lol. Vikings dominance,sports day. Harrods , Brighton Pier, school entrance. Bell ringing to wake up in dormitories. Cold pool, ???the cane??? the slipper and the colonels hand/crop/stick and me getting angry that he only threatened the girls. Hahaha. Corporal punishment was a badge of courage. Fun, loneliness, wishing new kids would stop crying and go to sleep. My mom embarrassing me in front of staff when she visited. Gardening, my love for geography,history and scripture. Getting My British humor that my kids love and wife doesn???t understand. Greatest accomplishment: being the only American to last more than 4 years. Hahaha

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Reply Chris Matthews
12:24 PM on April 26, 2018 
Contact the Headmaster Graeme Owton, he is a very affable person and has taken a keen interest in the history of the school. There was another American at Newells called Avery, know his mother was American, not sure about his father? Anyway after the fire he did not return, pity.
Would be good if you could take the family to see the school and the improvements that have been made?
I thoroughly enjoyed taking my American wife there 2 years ago. Also went last year to my Public School Hurstpierpoint, (for the first time since leaving in 72!) mixed feelings on what they have done to it!!

Enjoy your trip