It’s been 30 years since they were last together – but that’s all set to change next month when students who left Spalding’s Gleed Girls’ School in 1985 reunite for the first time.
Although many have kept in touch since their school days, while the internet and Facebook has made keeping up even easier, the class of 1985 has never had a proper reunion.
With 2015 marking the 30th anniversary of their last day together, a group of six former pupils decided it was time this was put right and have arranged a get together at Spalding Rugby Club on Saturday, June 27.
“We started talking about it last summer, and one or two other people were thinking about it too, so we formed a little committee, and it was discussed on Facebook,” explained Michelle Smith, of the organising group.
“Thanks to the internet, it’s been easier to track people down and we’ve had a good response from the 153 names on our original list, but there are still more people we’d like to contact.”
Former staff who taught at the school between 1980 and 1985 are also invited to attend the reunion, which will be raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
As well as reminiscing about their time at the school, former pupils will also be able view some old memorabilia including photographs and enjoy some 80s music and a buffet.
“We’ve had some Class of ’85 memory books made, which we’ll be selling on the night and some pens, plus there’ll be a raffle , which will be in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
“We chose the Trust because we were all teenagers in the 80s, and of course because so many people’s lives are touched by this disease,” added Michelle.
“It should be a really good night, catching up with everyone and what they’ve been up to since they left school.
“Obviously there are some who are overseas now, and won’t be able to make it, but we’d love to see as many old girls there as possible.”
nReunion tickets are £2 each and are available through the Gleed School Class of 1985 Facebook Page.
The event at Spalding Rugby Club, St Thomas’ Road is for pupils and staff – no partners – and starts at 7pm.
Everyone is asked to bring a tray for the buffet table.