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A REUNION is being planned to say a final farewell to a primary school dating back to the 1930s, wri

PUBLISHED: 16:54 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:33 25 August 2010

A REUNION is being planned to say a final farewell to a primary school dating back to the 1930s, writes Jules Cooper

A REUNION is being planned to say a final farewell to a primary school dating back to the 1930s, writes Jules Cooper.

Governors of Upton Primary School in Bexleyheath are inviting past pupils who attended between 1936 and 1977 to join them for a reunion on April 25.

The event will give people a chance to bid a fond farewell to the old school building which will be demolished to make way for a state of the art facility including a new gym and canteen.

Parent and governor Sarah Chisholm said: "It will be the last opportunity for some older pupils to see the school as they remember it.

"The school has lost contact with many of the older pupils so we hope word gets around."

Each former pupil is asked to bring a photo of themselves as a pupil and a photo of them now, to help build a history of the school.

Mrs Chisholm, of Izane Road, Bexleyheath, has contacted 300 old pupils listed on the website Friends Reunited.

She added: "I have found people in Canada, Australia, France and America to name a few. Scientists, barristers, town mayors - it's phenomenal."

The reunion will be opened by head teacher Brenda Taylor at 4pm, and will include guided tours of the school until 6.30pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information call Mrs Chisholm on 020 8304 3422.

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