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Reunion to mark 25 years for college

PUBLISHED: 11:35 28 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 July 2010

A QUARTER of century of providing education to Norfolk youngsters was celebrated with a silver jubilee party and re-union on Saturday.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston only had 330 students when it opened in 1998 but now has more than 1,400 youngsters on its books.

A QUARTER of century of providing education to Norfolk youngsters was celebrated with a silver jubilee party and re-union on Saturday.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston only had 330 students when it opened in 1983 but now has more than 1,400 youngsters on its books.

The anniversary party saw current principal Laurie Poulson greet his two predecessors John Adnitt and Andrew Thomson and meet a large number of ex-pupils, staff and teachers.

During the party former student Rachel Ridout played the saxophone and the current chairman of governors, Mark Duffield, officially received a jubilee plaque marking the college's 25th anniversary.

Mr Poulson said: “This has been a terrific event. The college has come a long way during the last 25 years and the future looks equally exciting.

“It was great to see so many people - governors, teachers and administration and technical staff - who represent that unending chain of support for local students.”

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