High School of Dundee proudly announced today their plans to name their
new nursery after Mary Lily Walker. Ground work for the new-build site
is now under way, with a finish date of June 2014 in mind and the first
intake of children beginning in August 2014.
Lily Walker is a Former Pupil of the High School, which she attended
aged 16 – 18 years (approx 1879 – 1881). Like so much of the rest of
her life, these details had been forgotten until our team began to
undertake the research that has driven this project for the past two
years. The High School themselves only learned of their link to her
when they heard a presentation by our team at the Dundee Rotary Club.
celebrate Dundee High School's eagerness to mark her achievements in
this way. Although Mary Lily Walker herself would probably have been a
bit embarrassed by all the public attention, she would have been
delighted to know that her efforts on behalf of Dundee's children are
still proving effective.
Here's some photos from the start of works, with more on our Facebook page HERE:
|Breaking ground for the new nursery - John Halliday Head of School, holding the spade! |
|These young ones just the age that the new nursery will serve|