Roselyon School is planning a special event to bring together former staff of the Churchtown Farm and Activity Centre at Lanlivery.
Churchtown was operated first by Scope, then the Winged Fellowship Trust (later known as Vitalise), providing day services and holidays for young disabled people and youngsters with special educational needs. It closed in 2011 and was later purchased by Roselyon School, which moved to the site in September 2018.
Can you help us find the staff used to work on this wonderful site? We would love to be put in touch! The reunion party will be on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at the Churchtown site, which is now home to Roselyon School at Lanlivery. From 430pm until 6pm, guests are invited to join us for refreshments, a chance to look around and, of course, the opportunity to meet up with old friends and reminisce.
Please help us to spread the news – we are looking forward to meeting as many Churchtown staff as possible.
RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: In the 1970s Churchtown was a family run dairy farm and the residents of the village would often see the cows make their trek from field to farm. The farm was sold in 1975 to become an adventure and field studies centre for children with cerebral palsy working closely with schools. Churchtown went through many changes moving away from education and into leisure and being passed from Scope to the Winged Fellowship Trust (later known as Vitalise) in 2001. In 2011, Vitalise made the decision to pull out of Churchtown Farm. Scope temporarily stepped in but eventually the decision was made to close the site. Many of the external buildings were sold off leaving local residents and former staff worried the site would become housing. However, Churchtown’s rooms became full of life again when Roselyon School moved to the stunning site in 2018.
We are very proud to announce that Matthew Gale, our fencing coach and mathematics teacher, has received the ‘Coach of the Year’ award at the Cornwall Sports Awards. This is a well-deserved recognition of the time and energy he spends on training and encouraging all the children. Congratulations, Matthew!