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There has always been an archive at LGGS.  Attendance registers, governors’ meeting minutes and school magazines have all been kept by the School for posterity.  Following the Centenary of the School in 2007, we found ourselves inundated with items from former pupils and teachers and the collection grew.

In a large and varied collection, there have been particular things of interest.  The LGGS Chronicle goes back to 1912 and traces the School’s history through women’s suffrage and two world wars, giving a rare insight into women’s histories of the 20th Century.  We have the original sheet music for the School Song, which was written and composed by two members of staff, the English Mistress, E V Laing and the Music Teacher, J W Aldous.  While we have many books, the more inspiring pieces are objects, such as the printing blocks that produced certificates and magazines; and items of old uniform.  We have a doll which was given to the Head Mistress, Miss M Gordon on the last day of the Autumn Term 1967, the year of the School’s Diamond Jubilee, by Form 2B.  Her name is Mary Elliot, named after the first girl on the school roll in 1907.

We are now in the process of giving some order to the boxes and books that make up the LGGS Archive.  It will, we hope, become a resource for the students, used in lessons, as part of independent projects and as a way to connect with former students.

Students are taking the lead on this, finding projects to undertake, tracing stories through different sources and putting together reports that we can share with the wider school community through newsletters, through the website and on our Blog - see link below.  The students have a lot of plans, so watch this space.  We hope to share our findings with you soon.

Ms Perry and the Archive Society
 

Archive Society Blog

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