Well, we’ve thought about it, we’ve talked about it and now we’re going to start planning so that it happens.
The date for your diary is the weekend of 17 and 18 May 2014 and the plan is that we will hold the first ever Get Together for all former students and teachers from Camden College of English and Language in London. This is an excuse to make a trip to London, share memories and hopefully catch up with some old friends.
The first ideas we have for the weekend include turning a couple of classrooms into “memory rooms” where you can display photos from your time in London. We also want to have a big picnic on Primrose Hill, a walking tour from the old school in Chalk Farm to the new one in Bloomsbury, a party and hopefully a big dinner somewhere. More than anything, we want lots of time together.
Who can come? Well, the answer is, of course, that everyone is welcome! You can bring husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, kids… or you can leave them at home! The spirit of the school has always been that we include everyone and that remains the same.
We will look into block booking some rooms in a hotel but if you want to come to London for a week or more then we can also arrange one of our homestays for you (not possible just for the weekend).
I would like to get a few of you together to form an organising committee. We can work together on skype / email so that what is planned is what you expect and want. If you’re interested then send me a message through the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/LanguageinLondon) and we can exchange contact details.
I’ve been in contact with David (the original owner of Camden College), and he said he’d love to join us and a few of the teachers from the old days have also said they would.
We’ll have to devise some sort of registration system so that we know how many people to expect but for the moment we just want to hear if you like the idea and are interested.
It would also be a great help if you could forward this blog and the Facebook page link to any friends you remember from your days with us. The more the merrier!