Ladies' Afternoon Tea 2018

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

The day was opened by the Rector, Mr Gambles, who welcomed the ladies who attended Hutchesons’ Girls Grammar School, to celebrate over tea, cake and live entertainment from current pupils.

He discussed the importance of alumni events and the exciting plans for the future of Hutchesons’, including the new sports development at the Beaton Road campus. 

On arrival, everyone enjoyed meeting the new Hutchesons’ archivist, Julie Devenney, who organised a memory lane board and spoke to the guests about the fascinating past of Hutchesons', founded in 1641.

Kicking off the first half of the day, primary pupils delivered a fantastic show for the crowd, including guest of honour, Flo Smith, who at 109 is the oldest Hutchie FP. Jacob (P7) wowed the audience with his saxophone, followed by P7 Daniel playing Bagatelle No.1 on the clarinet. 

Layli (P7) had everyone mesmerised as she played 'The Flower Duet' joined by her tutor and Miles and April rounded off the show with an incredible performance on the accordion and fiddle. 

Depute Rector, Alumni and Development, Mr Jim McDougall then addressed the guests and spoke about the former pupils events that have taken place throughout the 2017/18 academic year. He thanked everyone for supporting the afternoon tea, which is held every May. 

The second half of the afternoon saw FP Elizabeth Roddick (C1968) deliver a fascinating talk on the importance of health and wellbeing. She gave advice on how to live a healthier and more active lifestyle, with her presentation ending in a conga line! 

The ladies concluded the day in true Hutchesons' Girls' Grammar School fashion with everyone standing up to sing the school song, led by S4 pupils Megan and Meganne. 

The Alumni and Development Office team thanked all of the invited guests and friends of the school who attended the 2018 event and look forward to seeing even more former pupils next year. 

To see more photographs from the event, please click here

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