On Thursday 25 June 2015, RGS welcomed back 25 Old Reigatians from the Class of 1965 and their partners for their Golden anniversary. Some had made return visits since leaving but for many this was their first trip back to RGS in fifty years.
The morning began with refreshments in the Library followed by tours of the school with current Lower Sixth pupils. Guests reminisced on their time at RGS, recalling classes and teachers as well as seeing how the campus and facilities have expanded and improved over the years. The tours ended in the garden of the Headmaster’s House, 1 Chart Lane, where lunch was enjoyed outside in the glorious sunshine. Photographs from the archives were displayed and it took some guests quite a while to find themselves in the school photograph from 1965!
The afternoon was rounded off with a ‘Living History’ session which involved third year history students talking to our ‘Old boys’ about life at RGS now and then. The students thoroughly enjoyed hearing stories and anecdotes from fifty years ago over afternoon tea in the garden.