We were delighted to welcome back our alumnae to school this week to a special Portsmouth High School Daffodil Society tea.
Our alumnae who have pledged legacies to the school were welcomed to the Daffodil Society by Headmistress, Mrs Jane Prescott, who presented them with a silver daffodil pin.
‘It is with great honour that I welcome you back to school and present you with this daffodil pin,’ she said. ‘You are part of our history and have a very special place at Portsmouth High School.’
The ladies enjoyed afternoon tea before having a private viewing of the Art and Design Technology Exhibition. They were then invited to join the audience for the Year 6 production of King Arthur which took place at the Junior School.
Some of the ladies were evacuated out of Portsmouth during WW2 to Hinton Ampner and had much fun and laughter as they recalling stories about their early days at school.
‘I’ve had a lovely afternoon reminiscing about my school days and my time at Hinton Ampner,’ said Dr Thelma Wield. ‘I am delighted to be a member of the Portsmouth High School Daffodil Society and have loved my afternoon tea, seeing the exhibition and watching King Arthur.’
‘I have enjoyed my afternoon very much,’ added Mrs Trisha Ferris. ‘I enjoyed seeing the art and talking about the wonderful design technology on display. It has been a wonderful, relaxed afternoon and evening and has made me feel very involved and part of the school community.’
We do receive a number of enquiries from alumnae asking for further information on how to leave a gift in their Will to Portsmouth High School. Our supporters make a significant difference to the school and to celebrate and thank alumnae and friends of the school we have created the Portsmouth High School Daffodil Society. If you have considered such a gift and wish to let us know, we would be delighted to hear from you.
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