Presentation of new lathe to Chesham Grammar School by the Worshipful Company of Turners
Chesham Grammar School has been gifted a new lathe by the Worshipful Company of Turners to support the teaching of turning within their technology courses.
‘When Chesham Grammar School approached us to replace their unusable 1960’s lathe we were delighted to know our gift would ensure continuity for a school that leads in technology courses. Not only will it include turning for GCSE Technology course work but will introduce the craft for all students to gain practical skills through a ‘Learning to Turn’ club.
We were impressed with the commitment and experience of the Technology Department and there will be a series of instruction for teachers from members of the Register of Professional Turners and Middlesex Woodturning groups who are keen to provide on-going support for the School.’ Nicholas Fisher, Chair of The Turners’ Company Charity,
After a welcome by Head teacher Annmarie McNaney, the Axminster modern Bench-lathe was presented to the School on 31 October with a demonstration by Stuart King, Freeman by presentation of the Turners’ Company and a leading UK turner. Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and Liveryman of the Turners Company, Brigadier Bill O’Leary attended along with Mayor, Emily Culverhouse and Andrew Neill, Master, Worshipful Company of Turners.
All photographs taken by Christian Ball, A-Level photography student at Chesham Grammar School.
Chesham Grammar School
Founded in 1947 as a technical high school and converted to a co-educational grammar school, it draws 1,200 students from Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and outer London. Continuing with its tradition, it is one of the only grammar schools in the county to offer a wide range of technology courses. The programme, combined with very high standards of academic performance, ensures that students have high aspirations for achievement at university and in their careers. Its last Ofsted report considered the School to be ‘outstanding’ in all categories.