On the afternoon of the 23rd of May we had a wonderful celebration of the 90th anniversary of St Martin’s school moving to Tulse Hill.
The Parent Partnership organised an afternoon High Tea, with food, entertainment and many special guests. The School Hall was beautifully decorated, and the tables laid with fine china. Alongside our fabulous parent volunteers, our prefects worked hard to bake cakes and make sandwiches to provide the feast.
The entertainment was provided by IDMC gospel choir joined by the school choir. We were amazed at our brave girls singing solos in front of a big crowd. Imani Sane’s, y9, guitar and vocal performance brought the house down, with everyone joining in on the choruses of favourite songs.
We were honoured to welcome a number of the St Martin’s ‘Old Girls’ who remembered sitting in the hall for school events and exams in the 1950s and 60s. They really enjoyed seeing that the St Martin’s school spirit was alive and well in our current generation of girls.
Our very special guest was Deputy Mayor of London, Matthew Ryder. He gave a very inspiring speech about how young people can achieve great things no matter what their background may be and told us stories of his own journey to success. It was a real community celebration, students, staff, families and guests. Our thanks go out to all who worked so hard to make it so much fun for all.