Class of 1980 - 1989
Vicki Hamilton (nee Barton)
Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 1982
Subjects I studied: A level History, English Literature and Language.
What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: HNC business studies. Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (Graduate) Head of Procurement, Head of Contracts & Performance NHS. Mother!
What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Times in the common room, Speech day and being Head Girl.
Tracy Ann Strevens
Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 1987
Subjects I studied at Blackfen Sixth Form: The rather quaintly named 'Junior Secretary' course!
What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: As you might expect, when I left I was qualified as a clerical secretary, but have had a myriad of jobs since including Fire Fighter, Florist and Fork Lift Truck Driver! I am a writer now though, publishing historical factual books under the pen name 'Summer Strevens'. Just completed my third book focusing on 18th-century female poisoners.
What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: None of my teachers could ever pronounce my surname correctly - when the register was called, the class room would ring to the cries of my classmates shouting the correct pronunciation! That and Mrs Cammish's determination to turn out girls who would be 'a credit to any office', and Headmistress Mrs Meagher's impeccable French Pleat hair-do!! Still convinced she could probably breathe fire...!