Reunion at St Thomas More School for the classmates of 1978

St Thomas More School, Bedford, reunion.
St Thomas More School, Bedford, reunion.

Happy memories were recalled for a group of former students of St Thomas More Teaching School in Bedford, who have celebrated their 50th birthdays during the past academic year.

They first met back in school in 1978 - and 37 years later, on Saturday, September 12, they returned to their school for a wonderful evening of reminiscing, re-acquainting and creating new special memories.

Reunion at St Thomas More School, Bedford.

Reunion at St Thomas More School, Bedford.

Many had travelled from far and wide in order to attend the event – some even flying in from Bali, Canada, America, Amsterdam, Italy and Ireland.

The event included a tour of the school, as well as viewing memorabilia from their school days and catching up with their former teachers. It also marked the launch of the new Alumni Community which has been set up for all former pupils and staff from the Bedford Catholic Schools Trust (St John Rigby Primary, St Joseph’s Lower, St Gregory’s Middle and St Thomas More Teaching School).

The former students thoroughly enjoyed being back - some comments included:

“We all had a great time and brought back so many happy memories of our days at STM.”

Reunion at St Thomas More School, Bedford

Reunion at St Thomas More School, Bedford

“A very memorable event”.

“We’ve had a wonderful gathering at school – just too short! Loved seeing all the old and the new bits. Thank you for hosting and allowing us to come back.”

If you are a former student or staff member from any of the Bedford Catholic Schools and would like to sign up to the Alumni Community, contact lisamarysanderson@yahoo.co.uk