Relief for pupils as wander cat Minx returns to school

Clockwise from left: Zach McGrory, 13, Maddie Payne, 12, China Lewis, 13, and Tamzin Storrow, 13, with school cat Minx
Clockwise from left: Zach McGrory, 13, Maddie Payne, 12, China Lewis, 13, and Tamzin Storrow, 13, with school cat Minx

Students at Hemel Hempstead’s Astley Cooper School are celebrating after the safe return of their mascot cat.

Black and white puss Minx went missing for over a week before she was found two miles away at Adeyfield School.

Head teacher of the Grovehill School Eddie Gaynor said: “Minx is a familiar sight at the school and we’re very pleased she’s been found.”

The friendly three-year-old moggy is popular with staff and students, and is a regular visitor to the school grounds.

She lives in The Glen, Grovehill with owner and Astley Cooper pupil Tamzin Storrow, 13, who hand-reared her from four days old. Tamzin said: “I’m so happy she’s back home now.”