Old Girls go back to High School
They were met by Headmistress, Caroline Pascoe, who welcomed them all before inviting them to tour the school accompanied by four boarders.
The general feeling was that, although the facilities have improved almost beyond recognition, the fabric of the building and the motivation to succeed are still very much the same.
Reunion organiser, Hilary Julian, nee Mogford, had spent around six years tracking down Old Girls using online social networks, her circle of friends and a good deal of ingenuity. A total of 51 ‘girls’ from the original year group of 56 attended the event – coming from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Scotland. Another Old Girl was tracked to her home in Canada but was sadly unable to make the trip.
Hilary said: “We were all so pleased to see how much the school has grown with its state-of-the-art language lab, swimming pool, dance and drama centre, the refurbished boarding house and the new dining room – which is to die for! But, what impressed us most, was the mature and relaxed attitude of the students we met and chatted to.”
Sheila Parkin, nee Miller, who helped Hilary organise the event, said: “Mrs Pascoe set the tone for the visit with a welcome that put us all in a positive and jolly mood. It was interesting to see old territory as well as all the changes and the memories and discussions they inspired lasted well into the evening and carried on the next day!”
After visiting the school, the reunion group spent the rest of the day together in Truro with a river trip to Falmouth the following day.
Mrs Pascoe said: “It was a real pleasure to welcome the Old Girls back and to hear stories of the school’s history. It was also quite inspirational for our current students as every one of the reunion party has enjoyed a meaningful, interesting career.”