Trisha Yates

School Days: 1978-1982

Strong, resilient and the female counterpart to Tucker. Trisha was determined to make her mark from day one at Grange Hill and was frequently in trouble for flouting school dress regulations. She was the only girl who could stand up to Tucker's boisterous activities (he called her "Pongo") but secretly Tucker admired his rival. With a healthy interest in clothes and make-up Trisha could in no way be described as a tomboy but was fiercely independent and fought for the things she believed in. Despite her bolshieness Trisha's heart was always in the right place.
Series 1: Trisha is constantly in trouble for wearing make-up and flouting uniform regulations. Eventually Mr Mitchell has had enough and writes to her parents. Trisha intercepts the letter and runs away from school; she meets up with Benny and they talk about their problems. In the science lab the school mouse escapes and Trisha buys a replacement hoping no-one will know the difference.

Series 2: Trisha befriends Cathy Hargreaves and goes out with Cathy's older brother, Gary. Trisha discovers Simon Shaw can't read and tries to teach him; Simon is packed off to a special school when it emerges he is dyslexic. Trisha and Cathy are suspended for their part in the occupation of the secretary's office.

Series 3: Trisha defies the lunchtime ban on visiting the local precinct. Mr Sutcliffe catches her but lets her off when she tells him she was buying an engagement present for hima nd Miss Mooney. She helps renovate the outdoor centre and, when the project is axed, suggests they share Brookdale's centre.

Series 4: The friendship between Trisha and Cathy is strained when Trisha is elected to the school council and spends an increasing amount of time fighting new disciplinary measures. Soon they drift apart completely and Cathy goes off the rails. Trisha is furious when Mrs McClusky reinstates school uniform.

Series 5: Trisha makes her final appearance in the school revue.

ASSOCIATES: Judy Preston, Cathy Hargreaves, Gary Hargreaves, Tucker Jenkins

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Met up with Tucker by chance in 1985, while working in the council offices. Romance did not blossom, however, the pair went their seperate ways and Trisha's whereabouts remain unknown.

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