Although the weather disrupted the planned croquet on the lawn, it certainly did not dampen spirits at yesterday's Head Master's Garden Party.
The purpose of the evening was to bring together supporters of the College who have made significant donations to development projects over the two decades, to thank them for their valued support. These benefactors have enabled projects such as the Alexander Arts Centre, the Sammy Woods Pavilion, the Dyslexia Centre and the Kingsford Fund, to name but a few, to be fully realised.
In his welcome, the Head Master conveyed his personal thanks to the guests in attendance and talked of how the school continues to thrive thanks to the wonderful teaching staff and the motivation of our pupils. Plans were on display for the Jubilee Pavilion and the new Music School, so that we were able to share the next stage of the vision in the College's development plans. The drinks reception was accompanied by melodic offerings from College musicians, who set the tone for the evening beautifully.
Guests were then treated to a tour of the College by smiling prefects and Peony Grainger and Lucy Ridout from the Lower 5th, so they could see first-hand how their donations had made a difference to the College and enriched the lives of our pupils. Thankfully the sun decided to pop out from behind a cloud for this part of the evening, enabling the College grounds to be shown off in all their glory! We would like to thank all the guests who were able to join us to celebrate their contributions to the College. We would also like to take this opportunity to reiterate our thanks to all those who have supported the College in recent years by donating to our building projects and bursary schemes, in whatever capacity, allowing its continued success.