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Welcome to the February newsletter


With February being the month of Valentine's Day we celebrated by sharing stories of couples that met at Leeds Trinity. Our blog post 'Finding love at Leeds Trinity'  featuring the Conlon's and the Maguire's received a record number of hits and we also had many couples sharing their memories and photos on our Alumni Facebook page

Do you have aspirations to teach? If you so, don't forget we have a PGCE Open Event this coming Saturday (23 February). There is still time to book on if you haven't already. Perhaps you could be the next Tom Wingate, who has his own school in Mexico! You can read about his story below.

Annual Writers Festival

Join us on Wednesday 13 March for our annual Writers' Festival and the opportunity to work with professional writers, attend workshops, hear readings and listen to a keynote speech from award-winning Playwright and Leeds Trinity Chancellor Deborah McAndrew.

We are proud that many of the workshops will be hosted by Leeds Trinity alumni including Caroline BondJane Browne, Hayley NovemberGill LambertClare Wigzell and Hannah Stone.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are being reserved very quickly!

If, as one of our alumni, you have a book to sell, and you'd be interesting in attending to reach a prime audience on the day please email Christopher Hulme.

Alumni versus students sports matches

On Saturday 16 March we are looking forward to welcoming back alumni to take on our student teams at Netball and Football. 

Netball                  Start time 1.00pm   Sports Hall
Men's Football     Start time 2.00pm   Astroturf pitch

For further information and who to contact if you'd like to be involved please click on the links for each game above. Spectators are very welcome, the bar will be open from 1.00pm.

Winter competition winner announced

Congratulations to alumnus Dave Kennedy who won our winter competition and merchandise goody bag.

The winning picture and caption was '1991, snowed in, power cut, caretaker bringing hot flasks. Great memories of amazing times #classof87'.

Featured alumni - Tom Wingate

Tom Wingate studied a PGCE in Secondary Education at Leeds Trinity in 1981. In 2016 Tom opened a family-run British international school in Mexico City called The Wingate School.

"What I learnt at Leeds Trinity was hugely influential in my career. I built on those foundations, sure, but the foundations have to be solid."

The Wingate School, founded in 2016, is located in Mexico City and is set to quadruple in size. Currently the school offers Kindergarten and Primary but the expansion will see a middle school built. 

The school has been awarded the Foundation Certificate of the British Council's International Schools Award, and, more recently, was recognised by the online international education publication, 'The Knowledge Review,' as "among the ten best schools in Latin America".

You can read Tom's full alumni profile here.