Ladies' Afternoon Tea 2017

It was an unforgettable afternoon for alumni, current pupils and staff at the annual Ladies' Afternoon Tea on Saturday.

Guest of honour, the oldest FP, Flo Smith, who is 108, joined dozens of former pupils who attended Hutchesons' Girls Grammar School to celebrate over tea, cake and live entertainment from current pupils.

The day was opened by the Rector, Mr Gambles, who welcomed the ladies and spoke about the importance of alumni events and the future for Hutchesons’.  

For the first half of the day, primary pupils put on a show-stopping performance for the guests. Vocalist Andrew Watt (P7) sang “Ae Fond Kiss” followed by Daniel Ogilvie (P6) who impressed everyone with his clarinet.

Catriona Adams (P7) had everyone bursting with pride as she played the bagpipes and  Andrew Watt played “I Love Rock and Roll” on the electric guitar.

During the interval, the school's prefects took guests for a trip down memory lane with a tour of Kingarth Street including classrooms, cloakrooms and the gym hall.

The Senior Recital followed this with Robbie Prentice (S3) singing a beautiful rendition of “Limehouse Reach”. Meganne McCartney (S3) entertained everyone with her clarinet and Abby Kenwell (S3) delivered an uplifting performance on the flute.  

Megan Brown rounded off the performances by wowing her audience with a flawless performance of “Lascia ch’io Pianga” by Handel.

The ladies then ended the day in true Hutchesons' Girls' Grammar School fashion with everyone standing up to sing the school song before waving goodbye to the school- until next year!

Click to see some photos from the day here.

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