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Kilgraston's Virtual Picnic

Kilgraston’s Virtual Picnic

As our 'physical' celebrations for our 90th anniversary were halted by the coronavirus, we held a virtual picnic to celebrate instead.







Girls, staff and parents from the Kilgraston community virtually came together to celebrate 90 years of Kilgraston from their living rooms and gardens today. There was plenty of bunting, ice creams and glasses of champagne to be seen across the 100 plus screens of those who tuned in.

Mrs MacGinty began the virtual gathering by giving an an insight into the rich and vibrant history of the school. She finished by commenting on the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere within the school: ”Everyone in our community welcomes diversity. Be humble, be simple and bring joy to others.”

Following on from Mrs MacGinty’s speech, our Chair of Governors, Tim Hall gave an insightful and emotional recollection of his twenty years as Chair of Governors and as a trustee at Kilgraston as he steps down from these positions.

Mr Hall has seen a lot of change over the past twenty years; the swimming pool, new AstroTurf courts and the theatre, but he described the things that haven’t changed as ”the central heartbeat of the school” and ”commitment and dedication of our staff”. 

Mr Hall continued to describe how ”independent spirit and a sense of kindness are the hallmarks of a Kilgraston girl.”

To finish, Mr Hall left the Kilgraston community by saying ”Someone had asked me to sum up the Covid-19 experience in three words. I first came up with the words Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Houseparty, but then I realised I could sum it up in two: friends and family, and this fits my thoughts on Kilgraston.”

Mr Hall has been a integral part of Kilgraston’s progress and achievements over the past twenty years. We want to take this opportunity to thank him and wish him all the very best for the future.

To conclude our virtual event, our talented bagpipes teacher, Mr Sinclair, sent a performance of the piece that was specially created for our 90th anniversary celebrations.

If you missed this event, you can watch it here.

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