10 Years of Falcons Prep!
Falcons Preparatory School for Boys celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary by hosting a prestigious event to launch the Falcons Prep Old Boys Alumni Club.
The Richmond-based school opened its doors and welcomed over 70 guests including previous pupils, parents and staff members, to mark the momentous occasion.
Returning pupils, who are currently commencing their studies at university, spoke of the further progress they have made since leaving Falcons Prep as they embark on their next academic journey, such as reading English at Oxford University, Geography at Newcastle University, Business at Durham University and Engineering at UCL.
The event also saw the opening of a time capsule, which had been put together by the founding boys and staff some 10 years ago. The capsule held personal mementos such as Lego, photographs and even a cricket ball! The capsule also contained letters written by the boys when they were aged seven or eight detailing what they wanted to be when they were older – this provided much entertainment as the boys read the comments aloud to the audience before highlighting what they were actually going off to do!
The group of alumni took a trip down memory lane as they were given a tour of the school delivered by current Year 8 pupils, enabling them the opportunity to see how the school has changed, and to view the new reception classroom and the exciting Innovation Hub.
Headmistress, Miss Olivia Buchanan, commented: “The school’s 10-year anniversary presented a prime opportunity to host our inaugural alumni event and launch the Falcons Prep Old Boys Alumni Club. We are an ambitious school with a strong set of values focused on providing every boy with the opportunity to reach their full potential, and it was inspiring to hear stories of what our previous pupils have achieved.”
“Many of our past students and parents still live locally in the Richmond, Chiswick, Barnes and Ealing area, enabling us to continue celebrating their successes and supporting our whole school community closely through our alumni club.”
Mrs Nagle, a Teaching Assistant who has worked at the school since it opened added: “It was delightful to welcome our first cohort of pupils back to the school for such a significant, commemorative event. After supporting the boys during their time with us and witnessing their journeys, it was exciting to hear of their accomplishments. We look forward to learning more about their further developments through the Falcons Prep Old Boys.”