A piece of GHS history

Every Friday morning before lessons, Head of Year 7 Mrs Buxton invites a few Year 7s to join her for a cup of tea where they chat, catch up and sometimes even play a game or solve a riddle.

Remarkably, word spread about the Year 7 tea. Former pupil Anne Bowey’s family heard of the event and as a result gifted GHS two of Anne’s tea sets to use for the occasion. Enclosed with the tea sets, read a lovely message from Anne Bowey’s goddaughter, Catherine Smith:

“The tea sets belonged to Anne Bowey, who was born in November 1932. She started in the kindergarten at GHS at the age of four in a class full of little boys (GHS took boys just in the kindergarten!) and she left in 1951 to study history at London University. Anne was a life-long supporter of the GHS Old Girls and was also a GHS governor for many years. She taught history at Woking County Girls Grammar School for many years, which became Woking Sixth Form College in the 1970s. Anne would have been thrilled to know that her teacups will be used by GHS girls, and it is a lovely way of continuing her long connection with the school.”

It’s a true honour to be gifted this piece of GHS history. What a wonderful story for us to share with our Year 7 pupils each week.