On Saturday 30th September we opened our doors and welcomed Old Girls, former staff, local residents, current pupils and parents to a Birthday Party which launched Lady Margaret School’s Centenary programme to celebrate what is now and what was then.
We estimate we had over 900 visitors through our doors. Old Girls came to see the changes, the school’s expansion, creation of the Centenary Garden, reunited with old classmates and remembered their school days in our alumnae classrooms. Local residents came to hear about our history and view our archives. Current parents and pupils gathered with friends and family and celebrated being part of the LMS community at a special time in the school’s history.
The PTA organised event included a two course sit down lunch, accompanied by pupil piano recitals, and cream teas all served in the school hall which became our restaurant for the day with it's very own Maitre D, waitresses who were pupil and parent volunteers and the food was all cooked and prepared in the DT Department by a team of volunteer parents.
The Champagne bar in the Centenary Garden was drunk dry but not before guests gathered at 3 pm to watch Old Girl Irene Williams (nee Perriam aged 90 who left LMS in 1939) and the youngest pupil, Amina Khelfaoui (aged 11) cut the birthday cake after which everybody joined in to sing Happy Birthday to Lady Margaret School.
Thank you to all the parents who helped make this celebration such a success.