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Building a Legacy

Our alumnae community are invited to reunite with bespoke bricks created for our school playground over 20 years ago.

The Millennium was a milestone in the history of the school, marked with outings to nearby attractions and even a trip to Paris. As part of the celebrations, the school also built a Millennium Playground – a space for pupils to relax and have fun. During its construction, South Hampstead invited parents, pupils and staff to make a donation towards the costs by purchasing personalised bricks, which were then incorporated into the design.

The redevelopment of the Senior School site and the creation of the new campus on Maresfield Gardens in 2014 meant that the Millennium Playground was repurposed; the bricks were carefully extracted, one by one, and saved whilst we pondered how best they could be used again… As plans got underway to create a new garden behind our Sixth Form Oakwood building, a solution was found. The new-look garden – generously created by an award-winning garden designer and friend of the school – now features curved gravel paths lined with the original, upcycled bricks. Whilst some bear pupil names, others just feature messages, so if you are an alumna and donated a brick, do get in touch or, better still, come along to our official unveiling at our Alumnae Reunion Lunch on Sunday 12th March 2023 and find your own brick – book your place here. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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