Were you at Blyth-Jex School in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s? Reunion is looking for former pupils

Education -- Schools
Blyth Jex School, Norwich, food fair preparations
staff pic taken by john fol

Education -- Schools Blyth Jex School, Norwich, food fair preparations staff pic taken by john folkes Dated -- 16th December 1983 Negative -- n1154 m107869-21a Staff Picture taken by John Folkes

A school reunion is being held in May for former pupils of the Blyth-Jex School in north Norwich who were students in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s.

BLYTH JEX LOWER SCHOOL PUPILS LEARNING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST FROM STEVEN FRANK.

BLYTH JEX LOWER SCHOOL PUPILS LEARNING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST FROM STEVEN FRANK.

After last year's event, which saw 250 pupils who attended the school in 1980s and 1990s reunite, the event organiser Julie Thomson decided to extend it those who went to the school in the 1970s.

It will once again be held at the Top of The Terrace at Carrow Road on May 27 with music from the era to reignite all those memories of school discos from days gone by. People are also encouraged to submit school photos to play in a slide show on the night.

BLYTH JEX LOWER SCHOOL PUPILS MATHEW REES, LEFT AND JAMES PARR LEARNING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST FROM RU

BLYTH JEX LOWER SCHOOL PUPILS MATHEW REES, LEFT AND JAMES PARR LEARNING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST FROM RUDI OPPENHEIMER.

Following last year's successful event Mrs Thomson said there was lots of interest on social media for another.

'I put a message on the Facebook page asking if people wanted another one this year and I had about 70 people saying yes,' she said. 'Other people also asked if we could include 1970s as they felt they couldn't attend the last event.'

PUPILS AT BLYTH JEX SCHOOL LEARNING THE MUSLIM PRAYER AT THE ISLAMIC EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION AT BLYTH

PUPILS AT BLYTH JEX SCHOOL LEARNING THE MUSLIM PRAYER AT THE ISLAMIC EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION AT BLYTH JEX UPPER SCHOOL. - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers


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At the event last year students came from across the country to attend and one even made the trip over from Germany. Eight former teachers also went to the event.

'The atmosphere was great and people were worried before that they would not recognise anyone but once it got going there were no problems,' said Mrs Thomson. 'Some people have said this time that everyone should wear name badges but I think that would spoil the great atmosphere in some way.'

MANSURAH MEARS FROM THE NORWICH MUSLIM COMMUNITY TEACHES THE PUPILS AT BLYTH JEX SCHOOL ABOUT THEIR

MANSURAH MEARS FROM THE NORWICH MUSLIM COMMUNITY TEACHES THE PUPILS AT BLYTH JEX SCHOOL ABOUT THEIR RELIGON. GEMMA LOVE HAS A CLOSE LOOK OF A MODEL OF THE KA'BAH (CHECK) AT THE ISLAMIC EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION AT BLYTH JEX UPPER SCHOOL. - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

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The school, now known as the Sewell Park Academy, dates back to 1929 where it was originally a girls grammar school.

It became known as the Blyth-Jex School in 1972 after merging with two neighbouring secondary schools and was home to nearly a thousand students.

Education -- Schools
Blyth Jex School, Norwich, food fair preparations
staff pic taken by john fol

Education -- Schools Blyth Jex School, Norwich, food fair preparations staff pic taken by john folkes Dated -- 16th December 1983 Negative -- n1154 m107869-21a Staff Picture taken by John Folkes

• Advance tickets cost £7 and can me bought from The Gordon Pub, The Murderers Pub and TerrAmanda's Hair Salon on Aylsham Road. For more information visit the Blyth Jex School Reunion Facebook Group.

School dinners. Pictured: Blyth Jex School dinners. Date: Apr 1985

School dinners. Pictured: Blyth Jex School dinners. Date: Apr 1985 - Credit: Archant

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