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Syskon College

Hi, I was wondering what happened to Syskon College in Springfield Court, Playden, near Rye. I used to go there every Summer for english courses about 15 years ago. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

27 responses to “Syskon College”

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    Hi, I attended with many italian friends, english courses at Syskon almost 17 years ago. Did you gather any info about it?

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    Hi, I also attended the Syskon a long time ago. Could you find out any info what happened to it? Thanks.

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    Hi, I was there too about 30 years ago and what I knew about 10 years ago, Mr Tony Clamp, the director, moved to another place. I think they sold the court. Me and my family we all have good memories. May be we even met,who knows!

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    I remember with affection all of you. Happy days.

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    Hi Geoff, you were my Teacher in summer 95…I build up a group on facebook for my mates.
    What happened to Syskon College?and what about you?

    have a nice day

    Pg – Ostuni

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    Happy days indeed. I know the memories I have of teaching at Syskon are some of my fondest. Hope you are all well. Annie x

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    Happy memories for us too of all the Summer Courses at Springfield. We still live in Rye – now at the Old Vicarage in the centre. We’d love to hear from old students and (older) teachers. Gill and Tony Clamp [reveal email]

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    Hi! I was a student in Rye in 1995, too. And I remember Geoff and all that songs we used to sing together! great! I would really love to meet students and teachers from that great experience! How could we meet on internet? Anyone using facebook? kisses Silvia Scaravaggi

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    Hi! I have been there in ’94 ! So much fun!

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    Hi Giulio,

    Yes, it was fun.

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    Hi Geoff,
    How are you? Bori (from the 1980 group)

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    I’m very well, thank you.
    What are you up to nowadays?

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    Hello giulio, amazing to hear from you, nice contact [reveal email]
    Ciao ! Tony

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    Teaching (English of course). And you?

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    Hi everybody, It’s Alessandro from Ostuni (well, I live in Rome now) writing … I miss so much my amazing ’94 ’95 holidays spent there with you and other students. Geoff, I’m a professional actor now and it’s your fault too (remember, you said to me:”You must keep acting”): I don’t know, do I have to thank you or not? 🙂 Gill, Tony hope you all right. Are you still at Syskon ?
    Big Hugs.

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    I’d like to know about Syskon college as I was there as a student in 1990s and I am now an English teacher in Italy. Is the school at Syskon still working?

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    Hi Alessandra,

    I remember you well.
    Syskon is no more, unfortunately.

    I hope you are well.


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    Hi Geoff,
    Great to hear from you!
    I hope you are fine. Are you still a teacher? Hard to survive in this job! My mum (Anna Maria) sends you her love and we all keep nice memories about Syskon. I’d like to take a small group of students to England next summer (including my kids who are now 8 and 11), Scuola media students. Any suggestions? Love

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    Yes, I’m still in the education business. I now do teacher training for Aboriginal adults in remote communities in the Northern territory, Australia. So, I’m afraid I can’t make any recommendations about schools in the UK.

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    Gosh! Geoff you really are brave! Rooted Italians wouldn’t dare! Big hug,

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    Not brave at all. Very happy. My students are great and very, very interesting.

    i live in Northern Thailand and I’m very happily married to Joy.

    We have 5 dogs and 2-3 foster kids. It’s good.

    You can youtube “Geoff and Joys Wedding” and see what it’s like.

    Lots of love,


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    Dear Geoff,

    It’s good to see you happy.

    Take care!


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    Hi Geoff!

    I have been looking for you for ages ! You don’t use facebook or something like this. You are married and live in Northern Ireland . I can’t believe that, You look like an angel.



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    Hi Isabella,

    How nice to hear from you.

    Northern Thailand actually.

    You can email me at:

    [reveal email]

    It would be good to hear from you.

    Love to your family,


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    Hello ! I taught French at Syskon College in 1975. A long time ago but very good memories. I live in Normandy and hope to return to Rye soon.

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    Hello Gill, Tony and Geoff !
    Sorry for such a late reply !
    It was lovely spending summertime with you at Syskon college in Rye !
    Many thanks to all the amazing staff and creative teachers !
    All the best
    Giulio Lodi

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    Dear Anyone!

    I spent 6 weeks at Syskon College in 1980 and 1982 from Hungary. Tony and Jill were wonderful hosts. I worked there fore being studied since I came from behind the iron curtain.
    Is there anyone who remebmers me or my younger sister Eva?
    My friends were Bassam from Jordan, Nuccia from Italy, Norbert from Germany (his gift was Animal Farm from Orwell for me) among others.

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