VIDEO: Northampton School for Girls celebrates 100th birthday by forming giant NSG sign

Northampton School for Girls formed a large NSG sign on the school field to mark their centenary
Northampton School for Girls formed a large NSG sign on the school field to mark their centenary
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Staff and students at Northampton School for Girls formed the letters N, S and G on the school field during its 100th birthday celebrations.

To mark 100 years of learning at the school, more than 2,000 staff, pupils and alumni gathered on the school field for a huge picnic including music, party games and a whole school rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

An aeriel video of the event shows all the pupils and staff forming a NSG sign and then a 100 sign.

During the event, which was attended by the Councillor Penny Flavell, Mayoress of Northampton, the school’s Clare Library was renamed the Muriel Clarke Library after the first student ever at NSG.

The Science Centre was also renamed the Bertha Swirles Science Centre in memory of the first women in Northampton to attend Cambridge University who became a renowned mathematician and physicist.

In the evening, many former students attended an evening reception including an exhibition of photographs and artefacts from the past 100 years.

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