Monday, 5 March 2012

James Gillespie's HS trust

The James Gillespie's Trust was established to provide support and funding for educational and extra-mural activities within James Gillespie's High School and its community. In addition, the Trust fosters strong links with past pupils.

On Saturday 3 March former pupils of JGHS were invited back to the school. This gave our alumni an opportunity to renew friendships and to share reminiscences. I really enjoyed listening to the stories from pupils, and especially from the more senior members. All those I met spoke proudly of our school and agreed that JGHS had prepared them well for life. Topics we talked about included: School uniform, entrance exams, the school hat(!), the school song, Miss Andrew (former Headmistress), discipline, evacuation during the war and school lunches. One particular lady (Nan Stewart,aged 95)who attended from 1926 - 1934 shared vivid and fond memories of her school days.

Many thanks to Jean Knox for organising this very successful and enjoyable event.

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