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Graeme Middleyard 1954-1964

Graeme shares how a Hymer's bursary has helped him.

Having spent three years in the Junior School at Hymers, the time came for me to sit the Eleven Plus as the secondary school selection exam was known in the 1960s. Not only did I pass this but was also awarded both a local authority scholarship and a Hymers' College Governors' Scholarship, the precursor to the modern Bursary scheme. As a result of this, I enjoyed seven years at Hymers, including two years in the Sixth Form, leading to some degree of success in my 'A' Level exams.  Rather than going to University, I decided to go straight into full-time employment and joined Midland Bank in Hull. I spent the rest of my working life in Finance, moving on from banking to school finance in the mid-1990s.

Having experienced at first hand the benefits of (in effect) a Bursary scheme, and having supported Hymers in many of their fundraising schemes during the intervening period since I left, I thought that the least I could do was to help other students who would benefit from a Bursary and for this reason I am pleased to support the College's latest initiative and hope that many former pupils will feel the same way.

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