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 seniors@stleonards-fife.org and we will get in touch with you.

 

Born Elegant 

1985 Leaver Lorna Notaras has launched her new website Born Elegant (www.bornelegant.com) which provides its customers high quality, stylish goods but with an affordable price-tag. Lorna  had worked in executive search as a freelancer until 18 months ago, has always loved fashion and when she was at St Leonards wanted to solely work in that industry.  Now after much hard work in different fields, she has been able to follow her passion for fashion and start her new line of work by creating such a unique website. Lorna told us 'There was nothing else out there like this where items were specially chosen from various websites that fitted my criteria; affordable but looked like they had come from a boutique.'  Lorna's products that range from clothing to homeware are all specifically chosen by her and, although she is often using leading High Street brands such as Topshop, La Redoute and Marks & Spencer, they do not choose what she displays on her site. You can view Lorna's site at www.bornelegant.com .

 London Lunch 
 

   On Friday, 15 March we were
  delighted to be able to host our
  Seniors at the prestigious
  Fortnum & Mason in
  Piccadilly along with our Chair of
  Council Professor Verity Brown
  and our Headmaster Dr  Michael
  Carslaw.  As well as enjoying a
   delicious lunch and champagne
  reception,  Dr Carslaw and Professor Brown gave a presentation followed by a Q&A session to show our Seniors how St Leonards has grown and progressed as a school and giving them the opportunity to ask any questions about the School's present and future.

This highly successful event was made complete by the fantastic buzz that our enthusiastic Seniors generated. Thank you to all those who came to our London Lunch at Fortnum & Mason and made it such a wonderful occasion.

 

Edinburgh Drinks Reception
 

On Thursday, 28  March we were  thrilled to hold our Edinburgh Drinks Reception at the National Museum of Scotland where our Seniors and friends of St Leonards, not only socialised over prosecco and  delicious canapes, but did so  whilst watching the sun set behind Edinburgh Castle.   

Our Headmaster Dr Carslaw made a short speech about the development of St Leonards  and many of our Seniors had a chance to speak with some of our Members of Council and Headmaster.  Once again, we'd like to thank all of our guests who were able to come and make the evening such a happy and memorable one.  

 

Antarctic adventure
 

Seniors and recent leavers Harry and Catherine Campbell travelled in their winter holidays to Antarctica, along with their younger brother Alex (Year 13), to explore the amazing continent and observe the unique wildlife that consider such a harsh terrain home.  They achieved this remarkable feat by travelling with the UK Antartic Heritage Trust, an organisation focused on preserving Antarctica and helping to sustain its existence in a world ravaged by climate change.

Harry, Catherine and Alex agreed that the trip was an incredible experience, as they were not only able to see Sea Lions, Elephant Seals and Orcas in their natural habitat but could witness first hand the impact that global warming is having on the world. 

The photo above shows each of the Campbells holding flags to represent their current academic institutions.

 

Lacrosse and jane claydon on the bbc

Jane Claydon is St Leonards former Deputy Head, Head of Games and APN Housemistress but she is also an expert lacrosse historian which is why when the BBC's 'Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip' came to do a segment on how lacrosse came to Britain, Jane was interviewed by Anita Manning and Kaye Adams.  Jane explaines how lacrosse first came to the UK and how the first game played on British soil was at St Leonards in 1890.

With the help of St Leonards archivist Angela Tawse, the segment also presents many late 19th century pictures from the School's archive including those of St Leonards School grounds and its lacrosse teams.
To view the clip please click here