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150th Anniversary Events

Get ready to mark your calendars and join us for a year-long extravaganza as Plymouth High School for Girls celebrates a monumental milestone – our 150th anniversary!

In honour of this historic occasion, we're thrilled to announce a series of events and activities that will unfold over the course of the year, each one designed to commemorate our rich heritage, celebrate our vibrant community, and pave the way for an even brighter future.


150 Year Pin Badges.

The anniversary festivities have kicked off with a special presentation of a commemorative pin badge to every pupil and member of staff, with an assembly led by their Headteacher to reflect on the positive stories of the past, whilst looking towards the future.


PHSG History Quiz

Who was the first Headmistress of the school? Which House won the first ever House Shield?  This fun school quiz will be for students old and new!

We will provide a knowledge organiser of the school's history and then release a quiz to see how much you really know about your school?

Quiz Knowledge Bank - click HERE



PHSG House Bake Off. 

In celebration of our school's rich heritage, we're turning the spotlight on the culinary traditions that have been passed down through the years.

The Great 'PHSG History' Bake-Off is not just any old House competition; it's a flavourful journey through time, exploring the recipes that have delighted taste buds of students of old and that were passed on through the student-led school magazines. 

The 1960's recipes and methods will be used by the constestants to revive the classic recipes and showcase the timeless appeal of traditional baking. 


Our panel of judges, to include Mr 'Hollydown' and Miss 'Prueghton', will evaluate entries based on taste, presentation, creativity, and the historical accuracy of the chosen recipe. This competition is not just about baking; it's about capturing the essence of bygone eras and infusing it into every scrumptious bite.

The winner of this coveted title will not only win valuable House points, but have the honour of reproducing their winning bake and serving them on our celebration day later in the year.

Please see the presentation below for more details on how students can apply to represent their House.


Y7 & Y8 Heats - Thursday 7th March.

For the Y7 and Y8 bake off heat (or 'technical challenge'), the students had to follow a 1960s 'Peanut Crisp' student recipe within a set time frame. Find out who the winners are in the article below:

Y11 & Sixth Form Heats - Thursday 21st March.

For the Y7 and Y8 bake off heat (or 'technical challenge'), the students had to follow a 1960s 'Chocolate Truffle' student recipe within a set time frame. Find out who the winners are in the article below:

Y9 & Y10 Heats - Thursday 18th April

For the Y9 and Y10 bake off heat (or 'technical challenge'), the students had to follow a 1960s 'Summer Pudding' student recipe within a set time frame. Find out who the winners are in the article below:



Time Capsule

In a world where time seems to fly by in the blink of an eye, there's something truly magical about capturing a moment in time and preserving it for future generations to discover. As part of our 150th Birthday celebrations, we're embarking on a journey to do just that, as students will come together to create a time capsule – a treasure trove of memories, hopes, and dreams that will stand as a testament to our school community for years to come.

Our tutor groups will work together to create a student focused capsule for each year group. From photographs and artwork to handwritten letters and symbolic objects, each contribution will tell a unique story and contribute to the rich tapestry of our school's history.



School Magazine

Introducing a special edition school magazine to to pay homage to over 100 years of school magazines, with a modern twist. 

Step back in time and experience the nostalgia of yesteryear with  a special edition school magazine that pays homage to the iconic magazines of past decades.

In this celebratory edition, we invite you to journey through the annals of history, reliving the highlights, milestones, and cherished memories that have shaped our school community over the years.

Whether you're a longtime member of our school community or a newcomer eager to learn about our history, we invite you to flip through its pages, relive the memories, and discover the timeless stories that have shaped our school into the vibrant community it is today.

What this space for the launch of the magazine, later this year.


Celebration Day

Thursday 4th July will mark this special occasion as we come together to celebrate our 150th Birthday and all that makes our school truly special. We have a lineup of exciting activities throughout the day,  planned to delight, inspire, and unite students and alumni in a day filled with joy and camaraderie.

Period's One, Two and Three will see students dive into a morning of lively activities celebrating and reflecting on our school's Past, Present and Future. 

The school will invite past students and staff to celebrate in the afternoon on the school grounds, with an address from our past and present Headteachers, along with the Thinking Schools CEO, Stuart Gardner. 

Our exhibition will be open, showcasing our school history and tours will be available with our knowledgeable student ambassadors. Guests can explore the halls of history, discover hidden gems, revisit old haunts and learn fascinating facts about our school's heritage and traditions.

As the day draws to a close, join us for a delightful afternoon tea where we will come together to relax, socialise, and indulge in delicious treats. As you catch up with old friends, make new connections, and bask in the warm glow of community spirit. We hope to end the celebration with the School Song.

Digital Invite

If you would like to attend our celebration day, please see the digital invitation below. You must register your details, using the button below, to be added to the guest list. 


We have a limited number of spaces for this event. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Closing date for registration is midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2024. We will close this form early if spaces are filled before the closing date.