On Monday 20 November, the Class of 2013 reunited for the first time in five years.
Getting the event off to a great start, six Old Boys kindly offered their support and shared experiences of university and industry with our current pupils, hosting a range of ‘Conversation with…’ styled discussions covering such areas as Engineering, Medicine, Business, Law, Finance and ICT.
A very big thank you to JJ Dixon, Zach Freud, Michael Mahgerefteh, Max Sinclair, Daniel Lande and Luke Vaz for their support.
Kishan Ganatra, a lower Sixth pupil who attended remarked “It’s brilliant to have someone like Luke come in to explain what happens and to show us the ropes. We will leave Habs soon and be in the same position that he was, I found it really helpful.”
Ms Kerry Nash, Head of Careers said "We were delighted that some of our 2013 leavers were keen to return to school to talk to current students about their university experience and their first steps on the career ladder. They passed on invaluable advice to boys from Year 10 upwards who, over the next few months and years, will be making important decisions about their futures. We are always thrilled to welcome Old Haberdashers back into school, and extremely grateful when they are able to give back to the HABS community in this way."
An evening of reminiscences commenced at 6pm with over 50 Old Boys meeting in the Medburn Centre, a building not yet built when the Old Boys were last with us. Many toured the new sports facilities and revisited their old classrooms with teaching staff old and new. Mr Richard Amlot, Mr Tom Hardman, Mrs Anjna Pindoria, Mrs Janet Swallow, Mr Nick Holmes and Mrs Michele Jones were just a few of the teachers who chatted with their former pupils throughout the evening.
The evening was a great success, with many catching up, sharing stories and laughing at memories of trips.
Former Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Keren Pollock said “It was a wonderful evening, and so good to reunite with so many of the Boys, and hear of their progress since leaving the School.
This was a truly fantastic event and thanks to all who attended.
Photographs from the evening are available at HabsCommunity.org