The Atrium and Hall were buzzing on Saturday as over 250 NHEHS alumnae greeted former classmates and teachers at this year’s OGA tea. There were tables piled high with scones, chocolate eclairs, sandwiches and sausage rolls while a glass of Prosecco on arrival soothed any fears as to whether everyone would recognise old friends.
There were reunions for the classes of 1956, 1968, 1972, 1983, 1988, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, and it was fantastic to welcome back former Heads, Susan Whitfield and Lucinda Hunt.
There were speeches by the OGA Chair, Jane Sigaloff, who described the evolving role of the OGA Committee and thanked two Committee members who retired this year: Jane Hering and Gillian Lowe, for their long service. Headmaster, Matthew Shoults, spoke of his delight at meeting so many of the school’s alumnae in the last year, and highlighted the great input Old Girls can have into current school life. He also talked with pride about how the NHEHS Old Girls’ network is regarded throughout the GDST as one of the very best.
The speeches were followed by tours of the school buildings, old and new, led by sixth formers and the afternoon wound up with the annual OG vs NHEHS U18 netball match (The U18s won 20 -10 and there is now considerable talk about ‘a proper training regime.’ )
To see photographs from the event please go to the album on the OGA Facebook page