If you have any news (including reports, photographs, personal experiences, celebrations, awards, or recollections) that you would like to share with other Seniors, please email email@example.com and we will be in touch.
Seniors Events: Save the Dates
London Lunch, Fortnum & Mason: Friday, 13 March 2020
Reunion Day, St Leonards School: Saturday, 6 June 2020
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The St Leonards Gazette, 2018-2019
After the highly successful relaunch of the St Leonards Gazette last year, we are pleased to announce the publication of the new edition, covering the 2018-2019 academic year.
Going forward, the Gazette will continue to be produced annually by the School. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact the Seniors Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At a standstill
At the end of November, the St Leonards Players performed an innovative and exciting production At A Standstill, written by Director of Drama, Ms Nichola McQuade-Powell.
Set in a traffic jam on the M25, At A Standstill follows the story of the occupants of five separate vehicles. As the play progresses, the seemingly unrelated stories of the characters interlink with one another, resulting in poignant (and often hilarious) consequences. The play was executed incredibly well by the pupils, who not only delivered strong performances, but also managed to portray the nuance of the script which tackled multiple social issues.
At A Standstill was so successful that the St Leonards Players and the Drama Department are currently fundraising to take it to the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe. Should any of our Seniors wish to support the staging of the play in Scotland's capital, please contact email@example.com or telephone 01334 472126.
London Drinks: Review
On Thursday, 14 November, we welcomed St Leonards Seniors to The Antelope, a cosy pub in Belgravia, for an informal drink and catch up. Seniors were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and nibbles on arrival, and the winter evening was full of good cheer. Seniors of all ages attended from 1957 Leavers, to those who graduated as recently as 2013. Thank you to all those who joined us and made this informal gathering such a success.
Seniors, Suffragettes, and Service
St Leonards Seniors hosted Jane Claydon at the New Club, Edinburgh, to present her research on the topic 'Seniors, Suffragettes, and Service'. Jane's historical lecture, accompanied by fantastic photographs and memorabilia, was a huge success amongst the 40+ Seniors who attended, and after the talk, all were invited to socialise over a light lunch.
Following on from the success of the event, Jane was invited to speak again on the impact individual Seniors had on the suffragette movement and war effort to those who were unable to attend the event in June.
Thanks to Thia Begg, Vicky Peterkin, Harriet Gash and Adelaide Borthwick for putting on such a successful, and educational, event.