The old Girtonians gather

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 03-Jun-2016

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IT has been said schooldays are the best of your life, and that certainly seems true for the Class of 1986 at Girton Grammar.

The Old Girtonians held their 30 year reunion on Saturday and a tour of the junior school was a step back in time, especially for the boarders.

They told endless tales of slipping out windows, white bread and sugar for lunch and the ghost that ensured everyone went straight to bed after brushing their teeth.

The event continued at the GPO Bar and Restaurant where many friends reacquainted for the first time in 30 years.

Old Girtonian Denita McClure said people came from far and wide to be part of the day.

“We had one from Perth, three from Sydney and some from Melbourne, Swan Hill and of course Bendigo,” she said.

“We have been meeting every 10 years, so this is the third, but we will be looking at doing it every two or three years now.

“There were not a lot of day students then, they were mostly boarders, so we were able to tell the day students what went on.”

Thirty years is a long time, but Mrs McClure remembered everyone.

“As soon as they walked in I recognised people, I even remembered all of the teachers’ names in the old yearbook much to everyone’s surprise,” she said.

“It was great to catch up from the last meeting, a lot can happen in 10 years.

“It was a lot of fun.”

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