28 Heritage alumni and teachers gathered on Zoom last Thursday for a first-ever alumni reunion. Mr and Mrs Fletcher kicked off the evening with an update on the life of the school, including a photo of Mr Fletcher’s tiling work from the senior assembly that week — a reminder to the attendees of some of his popular assemblies from their own days at school.
Talks from alumni followed, beginning with former pupil Alice Taylor who gave an update about her plans for post-university training in Canada in the field of Psychology. Alumnae Maisie Fletcher and Katie Budd then shared fascinating stories about their gap year experience with Amazing Grace School in Uganda.
Mr and Mrs Fletcher next updated attendees about a gap year programme recently established for Heritage alumni. Each year, one of our post-sixth form alumni will have an opportunity to spend an academic year providing teaching assistant support for various classrooms throughout the school. It was announced that alumna Leah Monmont will be taking on the gap year position for the 2021-22 academic year.
Finally, the evening ended with time for former classmates and teachers to catch up with one another in smaller breakout groups.
It was special and inspiring to see each of our former pupils who were able to join the reunion. It is our hope that all of our alumni will remain personally connected to the school throughout their lifetime, so you can look forward to more of these events in years to come.