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They say the schools days are the best of your life - and 92-year-old Barbara Blossom is still reminiscing about hers!  Barbara, who started Sheffield High School for Girls in the 1930s, attended the latest alumni drinks reception in London - 75 years after she left in 1942.

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Barbara, who was evacuated to Cliff College in the Peak District during World War II, joined more than 60 attendees at the event ranging from nonagenarians to pupils who left earlier this summer.

Mrs Dunsford said: 'This was an opportunity for former pupils to get together with old friends, catch up and meet new friends.  We  had former pupils, who are now studying at university in London, mixing with successful business leaders and some of our current and former teaching staff. It was fantastic to see the generations mix.'

Barbara, who went on to become a PE teacher and deputy head and now lives in Essex. enjoyed the company of Rebecca Lindley who left in 2011 and is now working in Cambridge in account management, and sisters Heidi Savitt and Olivia Parker. Heidi is now the European PR Manager at Playstation and Olivia is Community Manager at Mindful Chef.

Barbara said that it was fascinating to talk to other pupils her school life, about how forward-thinking the school is and to gain knowledge of the state-of-the-art facilities that the pupils now have access to.

Mr Mozley and Mrs Boulton-Pratt also attended the event, and were joined by former junior head Anne Jones and former senior teacher Helen Thorneloe.

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