A REUNION of ex-pupils is to take place at the recently closed Howell’s School in Denbigh.
300 alumini, young and old, are expected to travel from all over the world to gather at the private girls’ school.
While reunions of former Howellians are not uncommon, this one will be extra poignant as the school abruptly closed due to financial uncertainty last month, and uncertainty still hangs over the future of the site.
Trustees are opening the gates of the school site to allow the former girls what may be a last look at their old school.
Organised by 25-year-old Jocelyn Gleave, who graduated from the school herself in 2006, the gathering is scheduled for September 21 from 2pm to 6pm.
She said: “We’ve got a lady coming from Hong Kong, a lady from Canada, one from Russia - because Howell’s was an international school, we’ve got people from several countries.
“It’s going to be a massive event because obviously currently unsure what’s going to happen with the school. It’s such a shame but it’s just one of those things.
“The Lockes (trustees Robbie and Nicola Locke) have been very kind to let us use the building while going through a very difficult time.
“If it wasn’t for them we would not be able to do this, because of the amount of people coming, and it wouldn’t be as special if it wasn’t at the school,” she added.
All Howellians, past teachers and other staff involved in running the school are welcome.
The afternoon will include a short service of thanksgiving, photographs, and time to wander around the school grounds and reminisce.
Picnics will be permitted on the lawn, and tea and cake will be served in the dining room with proceeds to Hugs4Henry, an appeal to send the child of an ex-Howellian to America for cancer treatment.
To attend the reunion, contact Jocelyn on 07917 801361 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Linda on 01745 336456 or at email@example.com by September 14.