Six decades of students return to school  

Former students of Portsmouth High School
Former students of Portsmouth High School

FORMER pupils from Portsmouth High School have returned for a reunion event.

The reunion featured former pupils dating back as far as 60 years to 1958. There were also women present from the classes of 1968, 1978, 1998, 2007 and 2008.

The former students rekindled friendships and reminisced about their school days.

Jo Hawnt, from the class of 1998, said: ‘The smells around school are so evocative of my younger self and bring back many diverse memories of happy times here.’

Sue Patrick, from the class of 1978, added: ‘It’s been such a joyful walk down memory lane. I have so many happy memories.’

Returning pupils travelled from destinations as far afield as Sydney, Hong Kong and Washington DC.

The ladies were given a tour by current head girl, Rachel Kellagher,17 and Senior Prefect teams. ‘It was such a happy day. I enjoyed showing round the class of 1978 which included my previous headteacher,’ said Rachel.