A reunion for former pupils of two Thetford schools is being organised

Thetford Grammar School. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Thetford Grammar School. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

A woman is organising a school reunion for pupils who attended two schools in Thetford.

The former Charles Burrell High School building, which used to be known as Stainforth School, and is

The former Charles Burrell High School building, which used to be known as Stainforth School, and is now the Charles Burrell Centre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Lorraine Campbell attended Fulmertston School, which later became Thetford Grammar School, and is hoping former pupils from the school and also Stainforth School, which became Charles Burrell High School and is now the Charles Burrel Centre, will attend.

Miss Campbell, who now lives in Southend-on-Sea, has organised the reunion for the school leavers of 1983 and 1985.

She said: 'I decided to set-up the reunion of my old school friends because this academic year is a milestone with us all turning 50.

'I used social media to set up an event and gauge interest and it went from there. I have been amazed at the response I have had and I have reconnected with even more 'lost' friends and even started making some new ones that I maybe didn't chat to at school.

'It's taking some organising but I am really looking forward to it. I'm sure the time will fly by as we all reminisce and catch up.'

The event will take place at Thetford Grammar School's annual fete on the afternoon of July 1 and an evening party is being planned.

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So far more than 20 people, not including their families, are attending with some coming from as far away as the USA and Denmark.

In addition to former pupils, Miss Campbell is eager for teachers to also get in touch.

For more information about the event and to see old pictures visit Thetford NiftyFifty on Facebook or email Lorraine Campbell at ThetfordNiftyFifty@hotmail.com

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