On Thursday 7th of January 2016, a group of around 25 Green Valley Alumni members braved the elements and paid a visit to their former campus for an afternoon of socialising with friends and teachers as well as some friendly sporting competition.
The afternoon was considered an unparalleled success with students and teachers alike enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, the chance to reconnect with old friends and teachers and the chance to give staff a run for their money on the football field and the basketball court.
For the first Alumni reunion, the turnout was fantastic!
The alumni really pushed staff to the brink in the basketball competition. It could have been the age gap, or maybe a few too many mince pies over the Christmas break, but whichever way you cut it – 10-8 to alumni girls and 12-8 to alumni boys speaks for itself.
When the action moved over the football pitch the tables turned with the staff getting a reprise, thrashing the alumni 6-1 on a pitch which one Alumni described as ‘a bog’ after the torrential rains. Sour grapes maybe.
The day culminated in a courtside party and BBQ where the staff and ex-students had a chance to mingle, catch up and share memories of their time at St. Andrews. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.