On Monday 16th September we were delighted to welcome back Geoffrey Colwill to Shebbear College, along with his daughter Nina and son Aron. Born and raised in Launceston, Geoffrey boarded at Shebbear from 1962 – 1969. This was the first time he had been back to his old school since leaving.
Geoffrey and his family have lived in Australia for many years and were visiting the UK for family reunions. He was very proud to tell us that he was Pollard House Music Captain from 1967 – 1969 during which time they were the House Music Competition Winners three years running.
Jack Morris was Headmaster when Geoffrey started and later George Kingsnorth took over. Pollard Housemaster at that time was John Queen and Geoffrey has fond memories of maths and music teachers Michael Richardson, Hector Parr and Bruce Welford. During his tour of the school Geoffrey was impressed to see the recent investment at Shebbear, especially the Sixth Form Centre and Music Department.