Former students travel from Canada and Belgium to attend reunion dinner

Pictured at the 94th reunion of March Grammar and Neale Wad Former Students Association, from left,

Pictured at the 94th reunion of March Grammar and Neale Wad Former Students Association, from left, Clive Lemmon, Mike Pattrick, Councillor Jan French and Paul Pikett. - Credit: Archant

FORMER students of March Grammar School and Neale Wade School attended their 94th annual reunion dinner at Neale Wade Academy on Friday.

Some people had travelled long distances to be there. Tom Pettingill had flown over from Canada, and guest speaker Michael Wilderspin travelled from Belgium for his first visit to the school for nearly 40 years.

The President of the March Grammar and Neale Wade Former Students Association, solicitor Mike Pattrick, welcomed the guests who included Jason Wing, an old boy and now Principal of Neale Wade. Mike congratulated Jason on achieving Academy status for Neale Wade.

Mike said it was important that those who had been at the school should never forget their roots, and said that the Association could help pupils at Neale Wade in their future careers. He said that the Association intended to provide bursaries for some current students at Neale Wade, and would also be able to provide mentoring to help pupils.

Speaker Michael Wilderspin told some amusing stories about his time at Neale Wade, and other speeches were delivered by the Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French, and Jason Wing.


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To get involved with the Association, or learn more about mentoring opportunities, contact Mike Pattrick by e-mail: mikepattrick@waitrose.com

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