Posted: 25 November, 2021

Putney High School Alumnae Steps into a New Boat

Alumnae, Celebration, General, News

In November the Putney High School Old Girls’ Association gathered for their Annual General Meeting. It was one of the best attended OGA AGMs, perhaps down to the virtual format, a silver lining of the current times.

It was fantastic to catch up with alumnae spanning many decades and indeed several continents, with alumnae attending from as far afield as the USA.

The AGM was followed by a special meeting to discuss how best to continue to bring alumnae together. The meeting agreed to dissolve the Old Girls’ Association as an institution – but that its spirit would live on, through ambassadors, events, and a close relationship with the school, just not with a formal constitution.

Chair of the Old Girls’ Association, Rita Leaman, writes:

‘The PHSOGA Committee would like to thank the former pupils who attended the AGM and Special General Meeting on Thursday, November 18th. It was a pleasure to see women from across six decades and there were a few surprise recognitions and recollections too. The Proposal to dissolve the OGA was carried. We were pleased to hear of year meetings in person and on Zoom that have been happening since March 2020.  The meeting showed the importance and value of continued friendships after schooldays and the Committee look forward to discussions about the future.’

We would like to extend our gratitude to the OGA committee for their dedication to Putney over the years. We look forward to keeping in touch with all alumnae and welcoming them back to the school.

Amongst those who did return this week were a number of alumnae who supported our careers fair, and Aicha McKenzie (class of 1995) who launched our PIE2 day, a day off timetable dedicated to Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Inclusion.

Our previous PIE2 day, in 2019, focussed on our Breathe environmental programme, paving the way to our biophilic campaign which culminated in a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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