20th birthday concert for college.
A catholic sixth-form college is celebrating its 20th birthday. More than 350 guests were due to attend an anniversary concert tonight at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff to mark 20 years of education at the city's St David's Catholic Sixth Form College.
It will be the first in a series of celebrations planned this academic year. In 1987 the college opened at what was Heathfield House in Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan.
Seven of the original members of teaching staff - as well as the chaplain Canon Ieuan Wyn Jones - still work at the college. They are Pam Evans, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Barbara Thomas, Terry Kane, Kevin Morris, Ken Reed and Pat Shirley.
Rose Thomas is the longest serving member of staff on the campus as she started work as a cleaner when it was Heathfield House.
She was later joined by caretaker Alan Pike before the girls' comprehensive closed and the college opened 20 years ago.
The Advent and Christmas celebration will include performances from the college choir and soloist musicians.
Former students and members of staff who could not attend will be able to catch up thanks to a new alumni website called Reunion.
BBC newsreader Claire Summers, who is a past pupil, is due to host an evening in the spring term and there are plans for a special St David's Day celebration.
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Dec 19, 2007|
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