Letchworth pupils sought for reunion

Past pupils of The Highfield School, photo courtesy of Gary Lee

Past pupils of The Highfield School, photo courtesy of Gary Lee - Credit: Archant

People have been reminiscing about their schooldays ahead of a class reunion more than 30 years on.

A reunion is being held for the pupils of the class of 1982 who attended The Highfield School in Letchworth GC.

The event has been organised by Susan Ansell - nee Colwell - and coordinated via a page on social networking site Facebook, called ‘Highfield School-year 1982’. So far there are 50 people confirmed as attending.

Susan said: “Organising The Highfield School class of 1982 reunion has been challenging but very rewarding. It’s going to be great catching up with old friends. It would be good to track down more of the year group, as this will be the first time we have met up for 30 years.”

Past pupils have left memories of their schooldays on the Facebook page. One past pupil wrote: “Remember when a pupil wrote on the desk in a maths lesson ‘marker pens don’t rub off’ and Mr Stacey, the teacher, wrote underneath it ‘but they do disappear’ and confiscated the pen.”

Another past pupil wrote: “When the school installed a payphone we used to have competitions to see how many of us could fit in. Of course, the sides collapsed and that was the end of that.”

One Facebook post described a school play: “Miss Constantine, the science teacher, was playing a big bass drum and kept reciting the words ‘Boom Boom’ and enacting all the moves to it. Mr Seabrook, the history teacher, was dressed as a fairy. So, so hilarious.”

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Susan remembers Mr Fordham. “He was my metal work and careers teacher. He got me my first work experience placement within a solicitors and my career spiralled from there.”

The reunion is being held at Osinsky’s Bar and Grill in Hitchin on Sundayat 1pm.