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We have recently welcomed the Rev'd Giles Dove to work in the Development Office on a part-time basis.
The Rev’d Giles Dove is the new Director of Development at St Leonards. He has worked in Development & Alumni Relations at the University of St Andrews, the University of Stirling, the National Library of Scotland, and The Edinburgh Academy. Giles is also ordained as a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and, in this capacity, worked as Chaplain and Head of Divinity & Religious Studies at Glenalmond College for almost 12 years. In addition to his work for St Leonards, Giles will maintain his ministry as Chaplain of Glamis Castle, Assistant Priest at All Saints’ Church, St Andrews, and Duty Chaplain at Westminster Abbey. Giles is married to Kate (née MacCallum) who, prior to their marriage in 1988, taught at St Leonards and served as Assistant Housemistress of St Nicholas. If you would like to contact Giles, please email development@stleonards-
Giles looks forward to meeting our community of Seniors in the coming months.
St Leonards Gazette 2020-21
The St Leonards Gazette celebrates all aspects of school life including curricular and co-curricular highlights, news, events, prizewinners and boarding. The magazine also includes a dedicated section for our Seniors. This year, we were delighted to interview Eilidh Oliver (BH 2008-10) and Rachael Drummond (APN 1999-2004) about their experiences as healthcare workers on the frontline during the pandemic, and also shone the spotlight on Seniors who have excelled in the sporting world and in The Arts.
To view the magazine, please click the following link: St Leonards Gazette 2019-20. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the Gazette, please email email@example.com and we will add you to our postal mailing list.
We were delighted to learn that three of St Leonards Senior Stefano Pieraccini's (2013) Rocca Group restaurants - Rico's Restaurants and The Broughton in Edinburgh, and The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews - were featured in the newly-released Michelin Guide 2022. Congratulations to Stefano and his team, and if you find yourself in Edinburgh or St Andrews, why not treat yourself to a delicious meal out at one of these top venues?
Stefano returned to St Leonards in October 2019 to give a talk to some of our Business Management students. He is pictured below with Ms Nichola McQuade-Powell, Director of Drama.
Evolution of Women's Cricket
St Leonards has a long association with cricket: the game was played from its earliest days as a girls' school, and a number of Seniors went on to play at a national level.
The MCC Museum, based at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, has recently launched a major new exhibition which focuses on the surprising and often overlooked history of women's cricket. There is a wealth of women's cricket memorabilia on display, including objects and photographs with links to St Leonards. If you find yourself down in London, why not visit the exhibition?
This photograph, from 1885, features two Seniors of note: Georgina Sutherland Fyfe (QT 1884-85), who rescued around 1000 children from Ypres and the surrounding area during the Second World War, and J K Stewart (DG 1887-1888) who was later appointed Playground Mistress at St Leonards, and went on to be the first Seniors Secretary and later the Treasurer for the SLSS. In true St Leonards style, Stewart was also an accomplished golfer and lacrosse player!