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Florida AND NEW YORK VISIT: SEPTEMBER 2016
St Leonards Headmaster, Dr Michael Carslaw travelled to the US recently, and met former pupils in both Florida and New York during his trip. In New York, Dr Carslaw held a drinks reception for former pupils and friends of St Leonards at Antique Garage in Manhattan. Antique Garage is described as 'one of New York's best kept secrets', and hosts a private collection of antiques and offers an 'eclectic, unique ambiance, charming and elegant in the tradition of old New York'. It was a wonderful occasion giving former pupils the opportunity to meet the Headmaster, and hear the latest news and updates about St Leonards.
2016 London Lunch: Caledonian Club - Friday 4th March 2016
It was a fantastic social occasion where 73 Seniors and Honorary Seniors gathered in the Caledonian Club for the biennial London Lunch which featured a presentation followed by a Q&A session led by the Chairman and Headmaster, as well as a drinks reception before a delicious two course lunch. The Lunch allowed many former pupils to catch up and reminisce about their time at St Leonards, and to meet new friends.
The event offered an opportunity to thank Dame Anne Griffiths who is retiring after 40 years as Chairman of the SLSS London Centre. St Leonards Headmaster, Dr Michael Carslaw presented a special gift to Anne, and the new Chairman of the London Centre; Mary Vavra, and London Centre Treasurer Alison Barnes presented a wonderful gift from SLSS. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed such a wonderful occasion. The St Leonards Seniors Facebook page features photos taken of the day.
careers day: St Leonards - Friday 13th November 2015
Fourteen seniors and two former parents came back to St Leonards to educate the students on their careers so far. Each senior gave a workshop for a class of pupils who were given the opportunity to ask questions about the speakers’ working lives and university experiences, before migrating to the hall to take part in a Speed Networking session, where all the students had a chance to meet all the contributing speakers.
The pupils learnt about new careers and were offered lots of different hints and tips for later life. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all, especially the Seniors who had a chance to reminisce in the familiar surroundings of the school.
If you would like to contribute to future career days, other school initiatives or would like some more information on this please contact us.
St Leonards Seniors Networking Brunch: Edinburgh - Saturday, 25 April 2015
The crocuses and snowdrops were in full bloom here at School; spring was finally here! What better way to celebrate the season than to make new connections within the Seniors community?
20 guests, ranging in age from their 20s to their 90s, joined us at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh for a networking brunch on Saturday, 25 April. The Seniors Office was very excited to feature its dynamic speaker, Sarah Loveday (SN 1983-1989), the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.
We've already received reports of successful connections and collaborations, and look forward to facilitating more!
Winter Warmer Beach Walk & Beer Tasting: St Andrews - Saturday, 28 February 2015
Everyone had a wonderful time at our first Beach Walk & Beer Tasting, which took place on the last Saturday of February and featured the best of what St Andrews has to offer for brightening winter.
Seniors were undeterred by a bit of rain, and enjoyed a promenade of East Sands all the way to the Maiden Rock, followed by hot cocoa in Queen Mary’s Library. The afternoon finished with an exclusive fireside beer tasting with tapas at St Andrews Brewing Company, where local cheeses were enjoyed along with "Daylight Strawberry" ale!
Seniors Gathering: Soho, New York - Sunday, 5 October 2014
Hosted by Senior Susan McTavish Best at her apartment in Soho, a small group of Seniors were joined by Development Manager Morna Dick and Marketing Manager Katie Mathewson at this special gathering of friends of St Leonards in New York City. It was a great opportunity for East Coast Seniors to meet and share experiences of school and their forthcoming business ventures!
Scottish Dinner: Edinburgh, New Club - Friday, 10 October 2014
Over 60 Seniors and Honorary Seniors joined together to celebrate at the New Club in Edinburgh for the biennial Scottish Dinner. With Seniors representing leavers from the 1930s through to the 1990s, delicious food and wine brought old friends back together and was a great venue for new connections to be made.