Plym logo thbOn Sunday 13 January 2013, former pupils and staff returned to the Hill to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the opening of Plymouth House.

We were blessed with a beautiful, crisp morning with the buildings looking spectacular in the winter sunshine.  Former pupils gathered in the Sixth Form Centre for coffee and the opportunity to view some of the memorabilia on display as well as catching up with old friends and making new ones.

We then made our way to Chapel for a service with current school pupils, led by the Chaplain, the Rev Andrew Savage.  The current Plymouth boys all looked very smart in their school uniform, complete with special Plymouth anniversary ties which they wore proudly.

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During the course of the service we heard from a variety of people who had a connection with the House: James Woolliams, the last Housemaster of ‘old’ Plymouth, before its relocation to its current site, recounted tales of his time as Housemaster. We also heard from a two more recent leavers, the Wormington twins (2004-2009), who spoke about their time as Plyms as well as their lives since they left KHS.  Mr Webb, the current Housemaster of Plymouth talked about life in the House now.


After Chapel, we made our way down to Plymouth (the house which was formerly Norwich) where 50 current and former pupils and staff enjoyed lunch together in the Plymouth atrium, exchanging stories about their time in the House.  We were delighted that two current Sixth Form girls were also able to join us, representing a short period in the life of the House when it was home to both boys and girls.

It was a most enjoyable day; here’s to the next 120 years and beyond!

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