The following accounts are only two of many reunions which Hutchie helps support each year.

 

Wendy Arrowsmith (C1984) reports on a wonderful reunion held on a sunny evening in early September 2014, when over 40 of the Class of 1984 gathered at Beaton Road.

She explained that while some classmates have been regular visitors since leaving the school and now do the daily school run with the next generation of Hutchesonions, for others it was their first trip back to the alma mater. Some travelled only a few miles whilst others flew in from Europe and much further afield. Prefects showed them around the almost unrecognisable buildings - a drama studio to die for, state of the art all-weather sports track, a light and airy library where they had once sweated in PE!

It did not take long for the hugs and handshakes to pass and the buzz of reconnecting conversations to pick up as everyone gathered in the library for drinks and photos before moving down to the dining hall for our delicious evening meal.

Lee Kayne (C1989) shares how his class celebrated 25 years since leaving with a reunion on 20th September at Beaton Road which proved to be a memorable night.

There were attendees from the US, Canada, Austria, Germany and those much closer to home.  A tour of the school was followed by a reception in the Library (née Gym) and a chance to catch up with former classmates in person rather than on Facebook for a pleasant change. The sounds of conversation, clinking glasses and laughter continued down to the lunchroom for an excellent dinner and then later to the bars of Shawlands until the wee small hours!

Friendships were rekindled, stories were told, memories were recounted, a fair few embarrassing photos made the rounds - all the ingredients for a brilliant reunion! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed catching up and is looking forward to the next one already!