Amongst the crowd were four pairs of sisters and grandmothers whose own families have followed in their footsteps to Truro High – all past pupils at Cornwall’s top school.
Former classmates and retired members of staff assembled in the school’s foyer before taking the opportunity to look around their old classrooms and enjoy a celebration lunch in the dining room.
Ann Werry, a Truro High pupil from 1953 – 1966, said: “My sister Susan and I really enjoyed every bit of the day. It is fascinating to hear how we have all fared during our lives and I know that our formative years at the school have a lot to do with that.”
Those who sent their apologies for being unable to attend included Veronica Crick (nee Brown) who is Mayor of Torfaen in South Wales and Margaret Lanxon whose varied musical career has taken her from the Royal Academy of Music to be Director of Music and Head of Lower School at Queen Elizabeth’s School in Faversham.
Helen Corrigan, Vice Chair of the Old Girls’ Association said: “These reunions are so important for keeping our close-knit school community in touch. We love hearing the exciting stories about our past pupils’ achievements and sharing in the memories of times that have perhaps been pushed to the back of our minds.”
The reunion was organised by Helen Corrigan (nee Fogarty), Vice Chair of the OGA, Marianne Inskip (nee Petersen), Database Secretary of Truro High Old Girls’ Association and the school’s Development Officer Fiona Osman.