It was an historic day for pupils and staff as the Hutchie community gathered for the 2017 whole school photograph.
Once every five years, the school community is reunited on the lawns of Hutchesons’ Grammar School to take part in the monumental occasion.
Following much anticipation on the weather front, on Friday, September 8th, events co-ordinator, Mrs Tooth gave the go ahead as the grey skies vanished and the sun shone – just in time for the big moment.
Pupils from Kingarth Street travelled to the Senior School after their morning assembly and Police Scotland helped the teachers to ensure everyone crossed the road safely.
The next whole school photograph will not take place until 2022. For our junior pupils (and some of our senior pupils) this was their first time taking part in the exciting event.
For those in S2-S6, it was an incredibly moving experience as they smiled side by side for the last time, when the next photograph opportunity arrives they will have moved on to their next adventure.
Pupils enjoyed a morning free from classes and walked quickly and quietly when it was their turn to stand up onto the giant aluminium stage.
Once everyone was in place, all pupils and staff smiled proudly side by side on the lawns of Boleyn Road, with top buttons done up, ties in perfect knots and not a hair out of place.
Once the photograph was taken (and the camera clicking a few times to be safe) it was back to another day at Hutchie and there was a real buzz of positivity following the special event.
Thanks go to all staff, pupils and all those involved in making the historical day such a success.
To see more photographs from the day, please click here.