Special event planned to mark Northampton School for Girls’ 100th birthday

Northampton School for Girls.
Northampton School for Girls.

Northampton School for Girls is celebrating its 100th anniversary next week with a birthday party for all pupils and former students.

On Tuesday, an expected total of more than 2,000 staff, pupils and alumni will gather on the school field to form the letters N, S and G for an aerial photograph.

This will be followed by a huge picnic in the school grounds including music, party games and a whole school rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

During the event, which will be attended by the Mayoress of Northampton, the winner of the school’s ‘Great NSG Centenary Bake-Off will be announced and the official renaming of the school’s library will take place.

The Clare Library will be renamed the Muriel Clarke Library after the first student ever at NSG.

The Science Centre will also be 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, more former students will attend an evening reception were they will be a chance for all guests to look at an exhibition of photographs and artefacts from the past 100 years.