Old Boots plan to share memories
Class of 67 uniting with current sixth form
FORMER grammar school baby boom students are invited to a reunion.
The event is being organised for the 1967 intake of girls at Dr Challoner’s High School, in Little Chalfont, some of whom will be travelling from as far afield as America.
Organiser Jane Parsons said: “Those young pupils are now heading towards their 60th birthdays and the final years of their careers, and four of them are organising a final fling reunion, which they want to share with the school’s current sixth-formers.
“Although the group – who have nicknamed themselves The Old Boot Club after a giant papier mâché boot made for a charity stunt in the 1970s – have tracked down dozens of fellow school friends, there are many more who may not have heard of the reunion.”
Isabel Seymour (née McCulloch) said: “We want to celebrate our shared history. WWe’re all going to be 60 in the next 12 months, which is a significant landmark in life, so why not get together with the people we shared important teen years with.”
The reunion is planned for Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11. Some former pupils have volunteered to talk about their careers to sixth-formers – they include a music producer, a magistrate and scientists. They will also be discussing the importance of long friendship as well as the balance of work and home life.
There will also be a tour of the school and a dinner.
Ms Parsons added: “We’re classic baby boomers. The 70s were a good time to be young, even as angst-ridden teenagers, and we plan to indulge ourselves and share memories of our misspent youth.”
The school had been open five years when this intake of pupils arrived there.
If you started at the school in 1967, or left in 1974, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CALL: The sixth form in 1974 at Dr Challoner’s High School