Our 2016 - 17 academic year ended with the magnificent Centenary Gala. Almost every single Hammond pupil took part in the show, with our students displaying a wealth of talent across the board. The show, directed by David Needham, one of The Hammond's senior teachers, involved thirty-one pieces of work devised to tell the story of our 100 years, and to celebrate what we have achieved since Irene Hammond founded the school in 1917.
From performances of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by our youngest students in Prep to students on the school's BA course performing numbers from 'Les Misérables', with a wealth of dance, drama and music from every student in between, the Centenary Gala proved to be a wonderful experience for everyone involved, including those students who performed in our 'entertainment marquee'.
On the Friday and Saturday of the show's eight performance run, we invited over a hundred members of The Hammond's alumnae to come and visit the school, meet up with old friends and to enjoy the show. With alumnae travelling from across the UK, Europe and further afield, we were proud to be able to celebrate our Centenary with the people who have helped make The Hammond what it is today.
Here's to another hundred years of The Hammond!