50th Anniversary Celebrations
Hundreds of former pupils and staff joined to celebrate Beaconsfield High School's 50th Anniversary with a champagne tea party on Saturday. Over 500 Alumnae and 50 members of staff met at the school and took the opportunity to tour the school and visit classrooms decorated with memorabilia for the past five decades.
Head teacher, Rachel Smith, said: “It was like everyone had reverted back to being girls at the school again. It was a delight to see the joy of people coming back to their old school – it was the happiest day.
“We welcomed everyone from the class of 66 right up until the present day.
“Over 500 girls and 50 staff including two past head teachers were there it was lovely. It was so loud and there were friendships that were created back then that have lasted a life time. It was wonderful.”
The event also raised £3,000 towards the school’s “sponsor an element” fundraising scheme, which encourages people to place cash on an element of the periodic table to go towards the school’s science department.
There was also a ceremonial cutting of the cake by the two women who believed they were the first through the doors of the school when it opened in 1966.