BRYMORE School, in Cannington, began the celebrations of its Diamond Jubilee year by inviting back students from the school’s very first class of 1952.

A school spokesman said: “Current Brymore boys waited eagerly to greet the very men who had walked in their shoes 60 years before and who had been the very first students to sleep in the dormitories and dig the swimming pool that is still used today.”

The current head teacher, Mark Thomas, gave the Brymore old boys a tour of the school before enjoying tea and cake and sharing memories with the senior student leadership team.