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Calling former Westwood High School students for large-scale reunion event

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: June 29, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A LARGE-SCALE reunion event has been organised to take place at a Leek school this summer.

The 'Westwood Big Reunion' will be taking place at Old Hall, Westwood College in Leek on Saturday, July 5, at 7.30pm.

Organiser Jo Fox said: "Following the success of a couple of individual school year reunions held last year, we have decided to hold a 'Big Reunion' to allow ex-Westwooders to revisit Old Hall at Westwood and reminisce about their school days.

"Originally we were looking for students who finished their GCSEs in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994 – they would be 35 to 41-year-olds now – but we have had school-leavers from other years enquiring if they would be welcome.

"Therefore we have opened the reunion up to other years.

"It would definitely be a case of more the merrier.

"There are about 100 people confirmed as coming at this stage with nearly 50 other people down as 'maybe' attending. It would be great to get 150 plus people to attend as it would create a great atmosphere.

"There will no doubt be some people nervous about attending the reunion as it may be the first time since leaving school that will have seen their fellow pupils, but after the warm and jovial atmosphere of the previously held reunions, there really is no cause for concern.

"It's just about getting people together, laughing and reminiscing."

Tickets for the 'Westwood Big Reunion' are priced at £10 each and there will be a disco and bar on the night. All proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK. A total of £1,100 was raised when the 1992 leavers' reunion was held at Westwood last July.

Tickets are now available from Jo Fox at Nixon Reeves, St Edward Street, Leek. For further details call Jo on 07875 100282. There is also a Facebook page 'Westwood High School – The Big Reunion'.

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