Wednesday 15 March saw 25 of our Carmelite Street alumnae walk through the school doors – in one case, for the first time in 53 years! All the guests were 'City Girls' when the school was down at Carmelite Street behind the river under the headship of the redoubtable Miss Colton, head for 23 years between 1949 and 1972.
Displaying true City girl grit, the alumnae proved undeterred by the absence of a tube service as they took their seats alongside current students in the main hall to hear another distinguished alumna, Kate Ward, deliver this year's Colton Memorial Lecture. Over lunch, as the guests exchanged numerous - and often ‘scandalous’! - anecdotes from their distant schooldays, they were treated to a performance from the sixth form a cappella choir, who sang beautiful renditions of Fly Me to the Moon and The Sound of Silence. Following the meal, some of the guests took the opportunity to investigate how different our 'new' school in Barbican is from theirs, accompanied by some enthusiastic year 7 tour guides.