Any proud moments at Hertford?

Share your memories and stories from the Hertford Christ's Hospital School, which closed in 1985, when the two schools integrated to the Horsham site....

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Any proud moments at Hertford?

Post by fra828 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:09 pm

I am/was not a very sporty person, but my proudest sport moment at Hertford was when I scored 3 goals in netball. Somehow I got picked for the 4B form team :o for position of goal shoot. We were playing a strong team from 5B,firm favourites to win. I scored my hat trick when we were 1-5 down. We still lost the match, but a large crowd gathered and cheered us underdogs on. This sounds all rather pathetic 40+ years on but such was the mundane, insular and narrow life at Hertford, for me it was a source of real pride to have scored those 3goals.

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Post by anniexf » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:43 pm

There's one I've never forgotten. In, I think, my O-Level term, SWSNBN asked me to embroider two corners of a vast tablecloth. She'd already completed the first two, beautifully of course, and I was terrified. After much agonised concentration and making sure I didn't prick my finger & leave tell-tale blood-spots on the snowy linen, I handed my work in. I can't remember if she said anything, but a few weeks later it was put on display at some event - with only my two corners showing. I recall gasping in shock and excitement. At the end of term mark-reading I got a Commended for needlework, a triumph! Especially gratifying as my first ever effort at hemming, in Lower IV2, had been rejected with the words "Elephant stitches! Unpick them and do it again!".

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Post by Katharine » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:15 pm

Wow Annie!! That's some achievement

I was pretty proud of getting Commended for my Needlework my last term. That was an Aran sweater and she'd been known to say she'd never Commend knitting
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