Dear Parents/Carers

This is the year of the school’s Centenary and we will be celebrating this landmark occasion from September 2017 -July 2018.  Help is required in all manner of ways to make the celebrations a success.

1 Join a Sub-committee 

To help create and organise the Birthday Party on Saturday 30 September 12-5pm.  This is the first Centenary event showcasing the school to the local community, pupils, families, friends and alumnae (LMX).  Please note the date in your diary (and spread the word).  

2 Sponsor our Centenary Booklet 

Our 32-page Centenary handbook (170 cms x 240cms) will be a perfect, albeit brief, resume of the school’s history. Written by a former Headteacher and Deputy Head.  We will print 5,000 copies. Some 2,000 will be available for sale at @£5 and 3,000 copies will accompany the Sixth Form prospectus in 2017 and 2018.  So this is a great opportunity for an organisation to advertise (one page and by line credit).

3 Design our Centenary Booklet

It will be well written, so we need it beautifully designed too. Any graphic designers out there prepared to donate their talents? To be published in July 2017, text available at the end of April.

4 Produce and sponsor Merchandise

We plan to produce Centenary editions of a hoodie, notebook, apron, notelets, mugs and a bag designed by students and alumnae (LMX). Do you have suggested suppliers? Are you one?  You, your family, company or employers can sponsor the production costs and in return receive a credit of every item produced. Opportunities from £200-£3,000.

5 Find a match funder

Often employers will match funds raised by employees. Some companies publish this commitment but banks and building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utilities providers, phone companies, car manufacturers and City firms are known historically to offer match funding schemes but other firms are happy to help if they are asked. Have you asked yours? Funds raised in our Centenary year will be shared by the Garden Fund and a charity chosen by our pupils in September.

6 Take pictures

There will be lots of events and gatherings of people that we will want to capture and share.  We have had one volunteer already but ideally would like a ‘roster’ of 3 or 4 photographers who would be able to help us record events in a memorable way.

 7 Help produce Noye’s Fludde

A school production of Noye’s Fludde will take place on Sunday 11 March 2018 at the Cadogan Hall SW1 (3- 4pm).

Thanks to those who have already come forward to volunteer their services or sponsor events. These include a very generous anonymous donor who has sponsored the Concert Hall fees associated with Noye’s Fludde, a parent who has sponsored the visit of a historian to tell us more about Lady Margaret Beaufort and a governor who has sponsored a Centenary essay prize.

We look forward to hearing how you can help.  Please get in touch with Melinda Shelbourne myshelbourne@gmail.com  (Chair, Birthday Party committee) if you can support the Centenary in any way.

Thank you for your engagement with this very special time in the school’s history.

Yours sincerely

Paul Fox

LMS Governor and LMS Centenary Committee Chair