A CHESTER school will celebrate 100 years in education with a ball.
The parents association of Queen’s Park High School will host the black-tie event at the Handbridge school on Saturday, September 24.
Past pupils, staff and teachers are all welcome at the event, which kicks off at 7pm. Champagne will be served on arrival followed by a three course meal. Entertainment includes music from the Universal Exports band, an auction of promises and a sale of school artwork.
Alumni from the Chester City Grammar School, the City & County School Chester for Girls and City High School for Girls, all previous names for the school, have joined former Queen’s Park High School pupils at reunion gatherings over the summer. Guests have enjoyed tours of the school led by pupils plus a visit to an exhibition charting its 100-year history.
Tom Inns, 15, who led some of the tours, said: “People were interested in looking at memorabilia from their time at the school and recognised themselves in old photographs.”
The school opened in 1911 as the City & County School, a grammar for boys and girls, although they were taught in separate parts of the building.
Tickets for the centenary ball are £35 per person from Mike Benson on 01244 681843 or email HSA@qphs.cheshire.sch.uk
See next week’s nostalgia pages in the Chronicle for photographs from a school reunion in 1991.