Past and present pupils from Southsea school come together to celebrate 120 years

Michael Babcock, chair of trustees with 'Lady Mayoress Jo Ellcome and Lord Mayor Ken Ellcome. 'Picture by Nick Scott Photography
Michael Babcock, chair of trustees with 'Lady Mayoress Jo Ellcome and Lord Mayor Ken Ellcome. 'Picture by Nick Scott Photography
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From tiny reception class pupils to those rather more advanced in years, there was a wonderful atmosphere as pupils and supporters celebrated a grand milestone.

Thousands have attended Mayville High School, in Clarendon Road, Southsea, over the years and many gathered together to mark the independent school’s 120th anniversary with a fancy dress garden party.

Mayville's past pupils from the late 1940s onwards. ''Picture by Nick Scott Photography

Mayville's past pupils from the late 1940s onwards. ''Picture by Nick Scott Photography

Michael Babcock, chair of the trustees, with past pupil 'Ellidh McIntyre, who is on the GB sailing team, with 'Alan Knight from Portsmouth Football Club. Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

Michael Babcock, chair of the trustees, with past pupil 'Ellidh McIntyre, who is on the GB sailing team, with 'Alan Knight from Portsmouth Football Club. Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

A giant tug of war led by RE and English teacher Gwyneth Cooke. 'Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

A giant tug of war led by RE and English teacher Gwyneth Cooke. 'Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

The junior choir dressed in fancy dress from across the decades. The cool gang were Year Six pupils Theo Johnson, 'Sophie Messenger, Cobo'Rebecca Bell,  'Poppy Lloyd, 'Oliver Terry.  ''Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

The junior choir dressed in fancy dress from across the decades. The cool gang were Year Six pupils Theo Johnson, 'Sophie Messenger, Cobo'Rebecca Bell, 'Poppy Lloyd, 'Oliver Terry. ''Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

Nursery teacher Hannah Rayson with reception teacher Angharad Daker. 'Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

Nursery teacher Hannah Rayson with reception teacher Angharad Daker. 'Picture by Nick Scott Photography.

Year 10 pupils Rosie Sloane 'Daisy Hawker. Rosie is Mayville's poet laureate and delivered a poem marking the 120th anniversary.''Picture by Nick Scott Photography

Year 10 pupils Rosie Sloane 'Daisy Hawker. Rosie is Mayville's poet laureate and delivered a poem marking the 120th anniversary.''Picture by Nick Scott Photography

Connor Murray, a Year 4 pupil, dressed as a 'Victorian schoolboy. Picture by Nick Scott Photography

Connor Murray, a Year 4 pupil, dressed as a 'Victorian schoolboy. Picture by Nick Scott Photography

Reception pupil Alice Cochrane was one of the very youngest at the celebration

Reception pupil Alice Cochrane was one of the very youngest at the celebration