Reunion for Bradford College trained teachers


Dozens of former students who did their teacher training at Margaret McMillan College of Education returned to Bradford for a reunion.

Students from the 1960s and 70s travelled from across the UK - and also from Australia and South Africa - for the nostalgic get-together.

The Margaret McMillan College of Education opened in 1952 before merging with the College of Art and Technology in 1975 and later becoming part of Bradford College.

The event was organised by Georgina Stein, who attended the college between 1971 and ’74.

She said: “A number of years ago I returned to Bradford and as a result of the visit I created the Margaret McMillan Memorial College of Education Facebook page. 136 ex-students contribute to this Facebook page.

“Thirty-two people attended the reunion to celebrate their time at MACs and their contribution to education and the community over many, many years.

“Everyone had a really good time catching up with people they knew and making friends with others they had never met before.”

Kirstin Sawyer, Head of School – Education and Professional Studies, at Bradford College, said: “Bradford College has a long and distinguished heritage in providing teacher training and we proudly continue to do so. We know what an incredible contribution our graduates have made to education regionally, nationally and beyond and it is always wonderful to hear stories of the meaningful careers our students have gone on to enjoy.

“It is lovely that so many proud graduates from Margaret McMillan Memorial College of Education returned to the city to celebrate such a significant period of their life.”

Anyone interested in starting a teacher training course at Bradford College can call 01274 088 088 for advice and more details or attend one of the college open events.



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