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.
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
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.