Reuniting, reflecting and a lot of fun: 1s Reunion
“Wow it’s impressive at every level, the buildings, the grounds, the staff. Much of course has changed for us but itis still exudes that strong LP ethic that built and shaped our characters and careers. A lovely and most memorable day. ” said Nick Rice (1981), just one of a deluge of lovely messages received after a spectacular Reunion attended by 100 OLs on Saturday.
From 1971 through to 2011, many old friends hadn’t met up since the day they left school but all agreed how they just picked up as if it was just a matter of weeks. Penny Wallington, Alumni Relations Manager explained “This was an especially successful day thanks to a huge effort by some of the yeargroups to round up old friends, which I so much more effective than us trying to encourage OLs. It is so heartening to see the joy on so many faces as they discover old friends, and also spot some old teachers too.”
Chris Excell (2001) What a reflective day it was. I got to connect some of the dots regarding the person I am today and without any inhibition whatsoever. I was home. I realise why my own values and principles are so strong, at the same time appreciating those of others.It’s because I was surrounded byteaching staff and tutors who never gave up on any of us. I am content.”
A time to reflect in the afternoon with a well attended Meeting for Worship, followed by the planting of an oak tree in memory of Mark Turner, who had sadly died this year.