Sydney Newman was born in Toronto and studied at Ogden Public School until the age of 13. Ogden is a small inner city school near Chinatown with a very diverse ethnic student population - for some of them, English may not be their first language or the language mainly used at home. The school was thrilled to receive the books and made a real school event of celebrating the show’s 50th Anniversary.
They decorated the main office door as a TARDIS, made a "Who Knew" info sheet, and on Friday 22nd November held a pizza day where a UK born teacher, who had seen the original episode live, sat down and watched An Unearthly Child with the students.
After leaving Ogden Public School, Sydney attended Central Technical College studying art and design subjects. Hugh contacted the principal and he too was delighted to receive a small bundle of our books honouring one of their notable alumni.
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