Nine ‘old girls’ walked the corridors of Kings Norton Girls’ School once again as part of their annual alumni get together on Wednesday 11th October. In addition to a tour of the school the group were treated to a school dinner and were able to see how lessons had changed since they were pupils at the school.
The group of school friends, many of whom started at KNGS back in 1947, travelled from all parts of the country to re-visit their old school. The group were not only able to enjoy walking round the original building but also experienced how the school had grown and developed over the years. In addition, the ‘old girls’ were briefly invited into an art and photography lesson so see how things had changed since they were at school. The group were also served a school dinner, followed by bowls of fruit crumble and jugs of custard in the school canteen, harking back to their own school days.
Members of the KNGS Student Leadership group, along with the Head Girl and Head Boy spent time with the visitors talking to them about how school life had changed whilst looking through the school archives and sharing stories.
Ms Fox, Headteacher commented: “It was wonderful to offer a warm KNGS welcome to a group of our alumni and host their annual get together; it was great to hear that whilst the school environment and education in general may have changed over the years that KNGS spirit of togetherness and values still stand strong. It was lovely to see different generations mixing, sharing memories and experiences. A fantastic afternoon.”
Old girl and organiser Valerie Hale said “We had a great day revisiting the school and meeting all the staff and pupils. It was great to sit in the hall again, enjoy a school dinner and also relive our days in the grounds where we once played tennis, rounders, netball and hockey. We were treated like royalty at every step we took. Many thanks go to all the staff and pupils who worked hard to give us such a fabulous day.”
Kings Norton Girls School works with the charity Future First to help get back in touch with former students and would welcome any former students to get involved by signing up to the KNGS alumni database at www.networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/kingsnortongirls By signing up to the database we keep our alumni up to date with KNGS news and promote ways to get involved and support current KNGS students.