Saturday 30 September 201712 Noon- 5pm
Melinda Shelbourne. Chair, Birthday Party Committee
This will be vibrant and celebratory open day. Open to past and present pupils, staff, parents and the local community, this free event, which requires no entry ticket, will launch the Centenary programme and and showcase our recently enlarged school and Centenary Garden. Come and see the changes, reunite with old class mates and recall your part in the school's history in special alumnae classrooms.
Local residents who have never been through our gates before will enjoying getting to know us better. Current parents and pupils gather with friends and family and celebrate being part of the LMS community at a special time in the school’s history.
Refreshments will include a sit down lunch (12 noon – 2.15pm) accompanied by piano recitals. Cream tea will be served from 3.15 - 5pm. Our Champagne bar will be open throughout the day in the Centenary Garden where tea and coffee will also be served.
At 3pm a cake will be cut to the tune of 'Happy Birthday LMS' by the oldest Old Girl, Peggy Mitchell (née Fitgerald) aged 95, and the school's youngest pupil Amina Khelfaoui aged 11.. There will be a festival atmosphere for current pupils in the playground with music being played, a netball tournament taking place and caterers providing ad hoc refreshments. Guided tours of the school will take place throughout the afternoon. Specially commissioned Centenary merchandise designed by LMX members will be available to purchase. A lavishly illustrated booklet entitled 'Celebrating our Centenary' will be on sale. Superb examples of fine art, created by our pupils over the last ten years, with feature in a silent auction.
LMX members will be given lanyards, coloured by decades, for easy identiification by their cohort....Why not wear that old school blazer that's been in the wardrobe for years?
Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Centenary Garden which requires £80,000 to be completed.