Pupils travel near and far for re­union

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BLACK­BOARDS had been re­placed by white boards when for­mer stu­dents re­turned to their class­room 30 years later.

The co­hort of stu­dents who left Che­sham Bois Com­bined School 30 years ago, in 1985, held a re­union.

Or­gan­iser Nick Wayth said: “We met at the school, where staff had kindly brought out photos from our era, as well as photos and work from cur­rent pupils. We also vis­ited our old class­rooms, some of which felt very sim­i­lar to 30 years ago – with the main ex­cep­tion of black­boards be­ing re­placed by white boards and smart boards. The play­ground has changed quite a bit, with the ad­di­tion of a re­cep­tion class com­plete with so­lar pan­els, on what was the ad­ven­ture play­ground in our time.

“Most of us still recog­nised one another, in spite of the num­ber of years since we last saw each other and we man­aged to fill the en­tire evening re­count­ing

OLD FACES: For­mer school friends re­turned to the class­room 30 years later sto­ries, mostly get­ting into trou­ble with the teach­ers, and talk­ing about class mates who had been un­able to at­tend.”

Old stu­dents came from as far as Aus­tralia and Egypt to at­tend the re­union.

Mr Wayth added: “We hope to meet again and won’t wait 30 years next time.”

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