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Reunion 2018
23/11/2018
Working with the rest of the SFOGA committee to organise the 85th Anniversary reunion was a brilliant introduction to the Old Girls Association. Meeting in late 2017, July 1st seemed a million miles away, but time certainly flies when you have an event to plan. Our aim was to bring together as many generations of alumnae as we could, and so we decided to update our booking system to make it as easy as possible for past pupils to reserve their place at the grand event. We created an online booking form, shared via email and social media, that made it much easier to collate and monitor bookings. This helped to simplify the process of allocating tickets and organising tables. Though of course they still haven't invented a machine to help us stuff all the tickets in the envelopes!

Another crucial part of the organisation was creating the display boards that documented the history of the school. Working mainly from old editions of the school magazine and stacks of old photographs, Katharine Purchon has done a tremendous job in piecing together a picture of what life was like at St Francis' College through the ages. She and I spent many an hour poring over black and white images of the buildings and classrooms, trying to pick out familiar places and faces. We then separated our findings out by decade and theme (the Sisters of Charity, the curriculum, life as a boarder) in order to offer our guests a potted history of the College. It was a mammoth effort (and the work still continues!), but seeing this history come to life on July 1st in the smiling faces of our returning students made it all the more worthwhile.
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