When all your students and faculty live on site your school community is naturally going to be different. Possibly this plays a factor in why the annual Anniversary Week at St Paul’s School
is so successful.
The event, Friday to Sunday, includes an Alumni Parade where former students march together behind a sign of their graduating year. In addition there are performances, services, and Reunion dinners. “While some events are planned specifically for Forms marking a special anniversary (25th, 50th), all alumni are welcome to attend. Anniversary Weekend draws to a close on Sunday afternoon with the Graduation and departure of the Sixth Form.” Each graduating class is therefore being celebrated and watched by some of the 8000 other former students who attend the anniversary. Combining reunions with graduation may be logistically difficult but it may be an idea worth exploring.