10 Upper VI girls took a trip down memory lane this week as they returned to the Junior School for their Leavers' Tea. This year's event was particularly poignant for our current Upper VI, since they were the first group ever to begin in Nursery at Knell House and go all the way through The Abbey.
After a quick group photo out the front of the School, the girls embarked on a tour of Kensington House, pausing at various points along the way to reminisce with former teachers and exchange stories about times past. They explored their old Transition form rooms, signed the visitors' book in the Science lab, clambered over the adventure playground (which now seemed much smaller!) and stepped onto the choir staging in the Hall to take the places they had occupied all those years ago.
Heading over to Somerleaze, the girls were delighted to bump into Mrs Adams, their former music teacher, Miss Mockler and Mrs Mackworth-Praed, who all reminded the girls of the many antics they got up to in Upper II and Lower III and commented on how grown up the girls were now! Finally, it was time to go back to where it all started - Knell House - to relive their time in Nursery and reflect on just how far they had come since then. As they prepare for the next stage of their education, this was poignant reminded of where they began.
The afternoon finished with tea and cake in the Quiet Room, before the girls waved their final goodbye to The Abbey Junior School. Good luck girls!