Jul 5 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
A FORMER teacher visited her old school to celebrate a birthday achievement.
Kathleen Kingsley, now 101 years old, retired many years ago as head of history at St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Donnington Road, Harrow.
Teachers, students and former members of staff welcomed her back with tea, cakes and songs as part of her birthday celebrations, on Friday last week.
Miss Kingsley turned 101 on June 25 but visited the school as part of the commemoration of the Feasts of St Peter and Paul, hosted by Father James Akpagher and attended by pupils.
The former teacher, who spent 18 years of her career at the school, grew up in Dollis Hill and moved to Wembley in the 1930s.
She travelled extensively when she was younger.
She now lives in Brook House, a care home in Forty Lane, Wembley, and is a parishioner at St Erconwalds, Carlton Avenue East, Wembley.
During the mass, Miss Kingsley was presented with a bouquet of flowers by students and Pro Deo, the new school song, was sung by the Maranatha choir.