2021 is the 125th anniversary of Camp Education in the Falkland Islands and with it being “such a fundamental part of what makes the Falklands the unique environment it is we should all be involved in celebrating it,” former Camp teacher Heather Norman told Penguin News.
She explained that there will be an installation “celebrating our current settings” in the museum from half term made by staff and children from Camp Education and with support from the Art department and past campers at the Community School.
“We are making a book of memories and would like memories of Camp from past pupils parents and teachers,” she said.
On March 27 there will be an across the Islands tea party with teas being held at Stanley House, Fox Bay and Port Howard.
There will also be a parade of horses to acknowledge the early travelling teachers transport. The riders will pass by on Ross Road about 1.45 If you would like to send a memory please email email@example.com The deadline is march 1.
Please include which settlement your memory is about and the rough date. To jog your memory can you name any of the children and staff in this Stanley House photo? As a parent what was it like to see your child off to Stanley?
Heather said one story tells of a boy returning home to Shallow Bay from Darwin School in the 1970s by the Beaver float plane. He was in the dinghy to row back to shore and the rope was thrown to release the plane. However it caught on the float. As the plane began to take off dinghy and occupants were dragged along the water. Fortunately the pilot felt the drag and stopped.