Derwen College was founded 90 years ago by Dame Agnes Hunt. Help us to celebrate! There are many ways in which you can take part in our 90th birthday celebrations.
Find out more about Derwen’s 90 year history by having a look at our timeline.
Celebratory events will be announced throughout the year. We already have a sponsored walk, ball and fete planned, and many more events besides. Have a look at our events page for further details.
Sponsor a tree
We have had such a fantastic response to our 90th birthday avenue – all the trees have now been sponsored! Thank you to all our sponsors and watch this space for more opportunities to get involved in sponsorship.
Spread the word
Our fundraising target this year is £50,000. This is the amount needed to replace the heating system for the swimming pool. Students use the pool for fitness, therapies, recreation and even canoe training for Duke of Edinburgh’s awards. Click here to donate to Derwen.
Send us your memories
Do you have memories of Derwen College over the years? We are looking for stories, photos and other memorabilia to help us celebrate our 90th birthday throughout 2017.
We are collecting people’s memories of Derwen College from students and their families, people who used to work here and the many visitors who have enjoyed lunches and coffees in the eating outlets as well as shopping in the Garden Centre. These snippets will be used in our archive displays and we look forward to hearing from you.
Tell us about your experiences of Derwen College via email, post or Twitter:
Post: Derwen College, Whittington Road, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3JA
Twitter: Tag your memories with #derwendays