A GATHERING of ‘old’, in fact, ex-pupils who are 64-years-old this year attended a School reunion at Sir James Smith’s Community School, Camelford recently.

Ex-pupils and some ex-teachers travelled from far and wide to attend the event with the specific aim of getting together to sing the well known Beatles song of ‘When I’m 64’ to mark this auspicious occasion. One of the ex-pupils, Margaret Couch, was celebrating her 64th birthday that day, so the event was additionally memorable for her.

The ex-pupils were greeted at the school and enjoyed a conducted tour from the present day pupils. The young pupils appeared to be as interested in hearing about past activities and learning methods that took place over 50 years ago as were the ‘old folks’ to hear about the modern teaching techniques.

After the interesting tour of the school the reunion group went to Bowood Golf Club at Lanteglos for a buffet meal, and a general catch up with each other.

The consensus was that a good time was had by all and the wish was to do it all again in two years’ time.

Thanks were extended to Mr Lawrence, headmaster, and Matt Dyson, head of PE, at Sir James Smith’s Community School for allowing the school tour to take place and for showing the ‘veterans’ such hospitality.

They were also thanked for providing the reunion group with such courteous tour guides who were Year 5 pupils, currently studying at the school. An additional thank you was given to the catering staff at Bowood golf club who provided an excellent buffet.

The reunion was organised by Lesley Beresford, Judith Waters, Rowan Carruthers and Rose Peters. So, with luck, this team will be able to pull out the stops to arrange the next event for two years’ time.