On Saturday 24 September, we were delighted to welcome over 60 former Mount House pupils, staff and parents to the Prep for our very first Mount House Reunion since the merger. With every decade from the 1950s all the way through to 2010s represented amongst our visitors, it was a truly multi-generational event. Many hadn't been back since leaving, whilst others have returned more recently, but all agreed that the day provided a very special opportunity to take a trip down memory lane. The displays of memorabilia spanned all decades and included full school photographs, photo albums, magazines (Fanfares & Tavy Times), uniform items, old cricket score books and even nature notes and trip diaries. Tony Wortham's films were screened in the Wortham Hall and provided much entertainment, which was also to be found on the rugby pitches for those who wandered down to the pitches to see our MK teams play against Exeter School. Our Prep pupil guides delighted in showing visitors around the School, and comparing notes with them about what has changed, and what traditions have remained the same.
The Head Master and Principal of the Foundation, Guy Ayling, gave an entertaining speech in which he highlighted some fun facts from various years, which included when the first computers were purchased and the name of the escaped prisoner from Princetown who was found in Mera Ghar! Dom Floyd, the Head of Prep, gave an insight into the Prep School today and how it is a thriving and happy place with children at the heart. A delicous lunch in the Dining Hall ended what, we are sure, will be the first of many such reunions.
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