Joy at school reunion

FORMER Morley Grammar School pupils returned to their old stamping ground, now Morley High School, for a reunion on Friday.

The event’s organiser, Walter Townend, said: “Our group of almost 90 survivors from the 1940s/ 1950s era enjoyed a delightful four-hour get together with old school friends with superb support in administration and catering by Geoff Heap and Jill Gardiner at the school.”

The visitors, 56 former pupils and their partners and friends, came from as far away as Somerset and Poole to enjoy a meal, a tour of the school and to reminisce over old photographs and memorabilia.

Co-organiser Vernon Wood added: “It went absolutely suberbly, we had a lot of help from the school and everyone was there to enjoy themselves.”

He added everyone was very impressed at the achievement of the Morley High in creating the charity, Morley Vision to give pupils the chance to directly help the needy.

So impressed were they, that the group immediately decided to donate 250 to the charity and a further 110 was raised through a raffle.

The former pupils also presented a crystal trophy to the school to be given out every year to reward the most creative and innovative science project.

The trophy was presented by the oldest former pupil present, 91-year-old Kenneth Marsden who started at the school in 1928.

They donated a similar trophy to the school in 2004 to be used in a creative writing competition.