This week: Building Opening Celebration.
Many thanks to all the guests who came along to view our new buildings on 3 May. After visitors had been taken on a brief tour, Baroness Rebuck performed the official opening ceremony for us by cutting a ribbon and declaring the new areas officially open. Baroness Rebuck’s children came to the school, as many of you know, and she was always a very staunch and generous supporter of the school during that time, and she has continued to be extremely generous to us every year since then by donating brand new books to our annual Book Fair, just in time for Christmas. I’m delighted that she returned to Camden School for Girls yesterday, and it was a great honour to have her with us.
Yesterday’s celebration was a very small thank you from the school for everything our friends have done to make this building project possible.
I have to be frank, and tell you that life in school with the building going on around us has not always been easy. This is in no way a criticism of the people working on site, who have always been most considerate - it’s just what happens when you take the front of a school building down and replace it with something much, much better. However, this is Camden School for Girls, so we kept on smiling. Most of the time.
The design of the new buildings is absolutely beautiful and we are thrilled to be enjoying them - and it is a real pleasure every day to see staff, students and visitors smiling as they come in and look around them.
I have many people to thank.
And in particular:
Finally, many thanks once again to Baroness Rebuck, who spoke very kindly about the school and declared the new build officially open.