Dennistoun Junior Secondary School

Big Wullie posted on the 5/05/2015 1:24:44 PM

Did anyone attend 1949/5 if so names please. Thanks

#1 - Homebird replied on the 12/05/2015 10:28:04 PM

Hi Willie, try Friends Reunited, maybe find names there.

#2 - John Kennedy replied on the 24/01/2021 1:32:30 PM

At 82 years I don't think there are many if any of us left. I went to dennistoun primary at 5 years old.1943.At 11 year old I was sent Haghill primary which I hated.After the qualification I went back to Dennistoun junior for 3year and left dux of the school
.and went onto 6 months full time to Stow collage.

#3 - Big Wullie replied on the 18/02/2021 2:53:44 PM

I'm 84 and can remember most of my classmates, left in 1951.

#4 - Alan replied on the 19/02/2021 12:47:27 AM

Was this school what could be loosely described as a "Trade school " Whitehill was a school where you were streamed into Latin, French or German language if you passed in the top of the so-called , eleven plus exam this school was where you were sent, next school was Onslow drive then I think Dennistoun Junior Secondary, I may be wrong but I think that was how it played out.,

#5 - Allan Watson replied on the 8/03/2021 4:28:29 PM

Hi Alan, You have got it right. I moved from Golfhill primary to a school in Carntyne for what was called 6 months Prep before starting at Whitehill in 1951. After a year I decided I wanted to become a joiner and transferred to Onslow Drive to get practical subjects rather than languages. Like John, I attended Stow College, and studied for my City Guilds on a day release basis.

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