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STUDENTS and staff are planning events to celebrate their school’s 30th year since the former Southern Grammar School for boys became a college.

Portsmouth College pupils have teamed up with the charity Faith and Football to launch an events company.

They have been charged with promoting a series of events to celebrate the anniversary.

In partnership with the college Faith and Football have established The Tank which delivers leadership and enterprise training.

Through this programme, a group of students have set up a company called Milestone Events to manage the business of celebrating the 30th celebrations.

Company secretary Gina Cooke said: ‘It’s going to be a great way for current and past students as well as families to come together and help celebrate 30 years of Portsmouth College.’

Milestone Events is organising a black tie dinner for invited guests and dignitaries.

It has also organised their flagship event – a community festival which will take place on held on Friday, July 3 on the college playing fields.

Attractions include live music, Express FM road-show, hog roast and giant paella as well as bouncy castles and inflatable assault course, soccer academy, five a side mum’s football, and a bar.

Beth Massey, CEO of Milestone Events added: ‘It’s a great opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate what the college has achieved over the past 30 years.’

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