Article: Riana Thakrar (Yr 9)
As part of the school’s ongoing work with its former pupils, a reunion was held on 7th October for ONLs from the Class of ’58. For some, it was the first time they had been back to the school in 50 years.
Many of the ONLs commented on the wonderful day they had as they toured the school marvelling at the grounds. As they walked around they recalled, with great fondness, the familiar buildings which remained from their time at school. Others mentioned how lovely it was to see the additional buildings, in particular the PAC and Canons Sports Centre.
Even though so many changes had occurred in the school the ONLs were in agreement that the essence and ethos of an North London girl still existed. Remembering their times at school when women faced great discrimination in society, they welcomed the fact that today’s girls face the world on an equal footing with men. They were pleased to see that the school still portrayed a message of equality.
Ruth Anderson, who was returning to North London for the first time in 50 years, stated how enjoyable it was to be reunited with her fellow classmates and to see how successfully their lives had developed. Mary E. Wilson was glad to see that academic excellence was still maintained at North London, with as much stimulation as it had been in her time at school.