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Celebrating 130 years with cake and an ‘eye in the sky’ photo

After the excitement of the Royal Visit, it was time to enjoy a rather less formal celebration of our 130th anniversary as the Junior School gathered to mark the anniversary with some cake and a very special photo.

Mrs Dick-Cleland first shared some photos of the Royal Visit with the girls, before presenting the anniversary cake and inviting three girls to help cut it. A sense of history was engendered by the fact that Evie, Alana and Lexi’s mums had all also attended The Abbey in their time. Mrs Burn, one of our P.E teachers, remembered teaching them and is delighted to now be teaching their daughters!

Once the cake had been cut, the girls headed out to Kensington Quad wearing crazy hats for a special photo and video shot from a drone high in the air. The girls formed the shape “130” and waved energetically for the camera high above before 13 balloons were released by pupils and staff – one for each decade of The Abbey’s history.

Once the photo was complete it was time to tuck into delicious cupcakes and enjoy some time on the lawn with friends. Ever-thoughtful, the girls decided that the main celebration cake should be donated to local people, so the Charity Captains, accompanied by Mrs Hurley, Mrs Feaver and Mr Bishopp, visited local sheltered accommodation where Wally was very happy to take delivery on behalf of the other residents.

Happy 130th Birthday to The Abbey!