TB wrote:Hi Tom Grubb,
I have not seen any mention of a reunion system or old boys (girls) for St James/Vedast. I assume these do not exist. My experience is that these are organised by past students.
Are there not school photos, class lists or even compilations from student memories to identify students in each class? Then checking in phone directories or internet surfing to track people down. It is not a trivial exercise but it would seem that a comprehensive view from students from all years would help define things for the inquiry. Just as has been done to name the various teachers and their level of culpability. Some of the later students should also be able to identify when the school changed.
Well, yes, there is the 7th Form, whose stated values are "Honesty Integrity Justice Service" (pass the sick bag, please) and who apparently want to want to "raise education standards in society". They are, of course, little more than an SES propaganda tool and unlikely to take kindly to being asked to help in uncovering the real truth about St James and St Vedast.
I've spent quite a lot of time over the past few months trying to track down former pupils through such channels as Friends Reunited, with some small degree of success. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of former pupils who probably haven't heard of this website and who probably don't realise the advanced stage the campaign for justice has now reached. Any suggestions on how to reach these people would be extremely welcome.