Julie (nee Manning) Hagerty has contacted us. She was an RLS student and one or two teachers remain at school who remember her 35 years on. Julie writes:
I was browsing the RLS website and saw the request for updated information on past pupils. I was a student from 1969 to 1974 and was given an excellent education. I struggled academically because of learning disabilities that were discovered much later, but my time in the Royal Latin was a wonderful experience. I went on to get a B.A. and an M.Ed with a focus on Multicultural Literature. I now teach English at Mount Notre Dame high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have had some wonderful opportunities to travel, including a trip to Kosovo in 2007 to partner with a teacher there on a year long project that connected the students there with my students. We established a group called Partners in Peace that collaborated on a variety of activities to foster solidarity and bridge building between cultures. I was invited to present at The Big Hope International Youth Conference in Liverpool last summer which brought together people from 55 countires focusing on Peace and Justice issues. It was a spectacular event. I felt very privileged to contribute.
I particularly enjoy the long summer school breaks which allow me to travel back to Britain each summer to visit family and friends. Although I left school after my O Levels and worked on my degree later in my life, the education I received at The Royal Latin school was priceless.
Julie Hagerty ( nee Manning)