Former classmates of Barnstaple Girls Grammar School travelled from far and wide to get together again in the town on Saturday.A shout out to pupils who attended the school between 1956 and 1963 was heard on the other side of the world, with two old girls travelling from Australia to make the reunion. Organiser Lorna Joy (nee Simpson) said: This is the first reunion of our year group so most of us havent seen each other for more than 50 years. We are all celebrating our 70th birthdays during the current academic year so it seems like the perfect milestone to get together again. We have managed to trace and get back in touch with more than half our year group, which totalled more than 80 girls. We have found our school friends in Australia, South Africa, USA, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Wales and all over England. On Saturday, 33 former classmates met up for lunch at the Royal and Fortescue Hotel and some were given a tour of their old school now Park Community School by current head teacher David Atton. Carole Card (nee Alcock), who now lives in Amesbury, Wiltshire, said: The school has changed but some things have stayed the same such as the staircase and floors and the hall where we did PE. It doesnt smell the same; and everything seems so small compared to how we remember it. Jill Manley (nee Cockram), from Fremington, said: They were happy days and we have happy memories. There was no bullying but you would never dare put a foot out of line. Ann Cogan (nee Cooper), from Victoria in Australia, added: And God help you if you werent wearing brown knickers.